Samuel Pepys in Westminster - 21 February, 1660

from Diary of Samuel Pepys, 21 February 1660, page 20:

...I met with Mr. Lock and Pursell, Maisters of Musique; and with them to the Coffee-house into a room next the Water by ourselfs. Here we had variety of brave Italian and Spanish songs and a Canon for 8 Voc:, which Mr. Lock had newly made on these words: Domine salvum fac Regem, an admirable thing. Here, out of the window it was a most pleasant sight to see the City from [one] end to the other with a glory about it, so high was the light of the Bonefires and so thick round the City, and the bells rang everywhere.
cite as

Samuel Pepys, Diary of Samuel Pepys, 21 February 1660. In Robert Latham (ed.), The Diary of Samuel Pepys: A Selection (London, 2003), p. 20. accessed: 24 June, 2024

location of experience: Westminster


Samuel Pepys
Member of Parliament, Diarist, Naval officer

Listening to

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Canon for 8 voices
written by Matthew Locke (composer)
performed by Purcell (Thomas or Henry snr), Matthew Locke (composer), Samuel Pepys

Experience Information

Date/Time 21 February, 1660
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Tue, 05 Aug 2014 23:57:56 +0100