John Marsh in Amsterdam - the 1760's

from The John Marsh Journals: The Life and Times of a Gentleman Composer (1752-1828), page 18:

In the course of these peregrinations the amazing passion for chimes & carillons again struck me, most of the churches (which are very numerous here) having them, at some of which there was a tinkling of bells every 5 minutes, except at the quarters, when a small part of a tune was play'd, & a whole one 3 or more times over every hour, so that reckoning the variation of time in the different clocks, there were scarce 3 minutes together without a tinkling of bells to be heard somewhere, besides the tolling for prayers & funerals.
cite as

John Marsh, The John Marsh Journals: The Life and Times of a Gentleman Composer (1752-1828). In John Marsh, and Brian Robins (ed.), The John Marsh Journals: The Life and Times of a Gentleman Composer (1752-1828), volume - (Stuyvesant, New York, 1998), p. 18. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1394648745590 accessed: 10 July, 2020

location of experience: Amsterdam

Listeners

John Marsh
Gentleman, violinist, Composer, Music criticism […]
1752-1828

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1760's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Notes

Experience took place whilst Marsh was visiting The Netherlands.


Originally submitted by iepearson on Wed, 12 Mar 2014 18:25:45 +0000