John Marsh in Winchester - 1765

from The John Marsh Journals: The Life and Times of a Gentleman Composer (1752-1828), page 38:

...after which hearing that the Cathedral service began at 4. in the afternoon, which kind of service I had then never heard (except perhaps when quite a child at St Paul's) I was fix'd at the choir door soon after the bells began chiming & waited with great anticipation 'till the chanting began, with the solemnity of w'ch I was much affected & highly delighted; & the chant then used, tho' a common one, made so great an impression upon me, that it not only ran in my head for some days afterwards but to this day, I well remember it.... the Cathedral, organ etc. so occupied my mind for some time…   more >>
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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. 38. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1394718380957 accessed: 1 December, 2021

location of experience: Winchester

Listeners

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

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Experience Information

Date/Time 1765
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Notes

experience took place in Winchester Cathedral


Originally submitted by iepearson on Thu, 13 Mar 2014 13:46:21 +0000