John Marsh in Salisbury - 18 January, 1769

from The John Marsh Journals: The Life and Times of a Gentleman Composer (1752-1828), page 62:

On the... 18th. I accomp'd Mr Daman to see "The Wonder" at Mr Fox's at Winterslow... The music however between the acts made me some amends, there being a good band from Salisbury who play'd some of Bach's opera overtures w'ch I had not then heard, & w'ch therefore gave me new some musical ideas in respect of style, of which I avail'd myself in my next composition of that kind & particularly in the horn parts, which instrument I had before only met with at Portsmouth Concert where I was too much occupied with my own part to attend to their particular effect.
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. 62. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1394718487721 accessed: 2 July, 2022

location of experience: Salisbury

Listeners

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

Listening to

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overtures
written by Bach (probably JC Bach)

Experience Information

Date/Time 18 January, 1769
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Notes

Experience took place at Winterslow House. Music not specified but likely to have been by Johan Christian Bach.


Originally submitted by iepearson on Thu, 13 Mar 2014 13:48:07 +0000