Samuel Pepys in London - 9 August, 1663

from Diary of Samuel Pepys, 9 August 1663, page 302:

This afternoon I was amuzed at the tune set to the psalm by the clerke of the parish; and thought at first that he was out, but I find him to be a good songster, and the parish could sing it very well and was a good tune. But I wonder that there should be a tune in the psalms that I never heard of.
cite as

Samuel Pepys, Diary of Samuel Pepys, 9 August 1663. In Robert Latham and William Matthews (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys : a selection (London, 2003), p. 302. accessed: 25 July, 2024

location of experience: London


Samuel Pepys
Member of Parliament, Diarist, Naval officer

Listening to

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17th-century psalm setting

Experience Information

Date/Time 9 August, 1663
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Wed, 06 Aug 2014 00:19:21 +0100