John Marsh in Waltham - 1765

from The John Marsh Journals: The Life and Times of a Gentleman Composer (1752-1828), page 37:

Having before I came to Waltham by enquiring of my brothers found there was an organ at the church I was of course impatient to hear it the first Sunday but was rather disappointed at finding it a very small one placed very high in an upper or second gallery, the front of which coincided with the front of the organ w'ch was therefore played on behind. This indeed had been a house organ belonging to a Mr Horner of that place, who gave it to the church, which being large it had but little effect, except in accompanying the singers, which then were a very good sett. It was also very indifferently…   more >>
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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. 37. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1394718406462 accessed: 16 August, 2022

location of experience: Waltham

Listeners

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

Listening to

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organ voluntary
written by John Stanley
performed by Mr Elton

Experience Information

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

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