John Marsh in Gosport - in the middle of 1768
About this time Mr Peachy our neighbour got a small organ for his drawing room which immediately attracted my notice. being impatient to hear it & giving Mr peachy a broad hint one day (tho' we did not visit) he imediately [sic] invited my sister to come & play upon it & all of us to come & hear it, on w'ch a morning was fix'd & my sister play'd some of Handel's concertos, during which my delight was to shift the stops for the forte & piano parts, there being no pedal for that purpose. The youngest Miss Peachy also play'd, but not near so well as my sister.
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. 52-52. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1394718445091 accessed: 2 July, 2022
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Originally submitted by iepearson on Thu, 13 Mar 2014 13:47:25 +0000