John Marsh in Salisbury Cathedral - 29 September, 1768

from The John Marsh Journals: The Life and Times of a Gentleman Composer (1752-1828), pages 58-9:

The annual Music Meeting, or Festival of St. Cecilia at Salisbury being generally about this time of year... Mr Damon... I sho'd go with him on the 29th of Sept. to the Messiah at Salisbury... accordingly on the 29th went with Mr D. in his chaise early in the morning... & was highly gratified with the performance, which was in the Cathedral, of which I hardly lost a note. At the end however of the 2d. part, many of the audience walking into the body of the church & into the church yard for a little air (it being a very fine morning) Mr D. & I also went there, where meeting Mr Stanley (Member …   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. 58-9. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1394718434045 accessed: 9 May, 2021

location of experience: Salisbury Cathedral

Listeners

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

Listening to

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Messiah
written by George Frideric Handel
performed by Dr John Stevens, Giuseppi Giustinelli, Mr Matthews, Mr McArthur, Robert Parry, Thomas Norris, William Benson Earle

Experience Information

Date/Time 29 September, 1768
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Notes

Spelling of performer names cross-checked with The New Grove (2/2001)


Originally submitted by iepearson on Thu, 13 Mar 2014 13:47:14 +0000