John Marsh - the 1760's

from The John Marsh Journals: The Life and Times of a Gentleman Composer (1752-1828), page 21:

... about 5 in the afternoon, the coast of England began faintly to appear, near which about 9. or 10. o'clock, we came to anchor for the night, which being exceedingly fine we all (with the Ambassador & his family) walked on the quarter deck after supper, when we were regaled with a Dutch song from Miss Boreille, which with her soft & sweet voice appear'd as delicate as if it had been Italian. She also afterwards gave us a French song.
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. 21. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1394648797300 accessed: 5 April, 2020

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

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songs performed by Miss Boreille

Experience Information

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

Notes

Experience took place on board ship, anchored off the English coast.


Originally submitted by iepearson on Wed, 12 Mar 2014 18:26:37 +0000