Samuel Pepys in London - 22 July, 1664

from Diary of Samuel Pepys, 22 July 1664, pages 407-408:

We walked straight to church...; and then I left... without staying the sermon, and straight home by water and there find as I expected, Mr. Hill and Andrews and one slovenly and ugly fellow, Seignor Pedro, who sings Italian songs to the Theorbo most neatly; and they spent the whole evening in singing the best piece of musique, counted of all the hands in the world, made by Seignor Charissimi the famous master in Rome. Fine it was endeed, and too fine for me to judge of. They have spoke to Pedro to meet us every week, and I fear it will grow a trouble to me if we once come to bid guests to …   more >>
cite as

Samuel Pepys, Diary of Samuel Pepys, 22 July 1664. In Robert Latham and William Matthews (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys : a selection (London, 2003), p. 407-408. accessed: 15 July, 2024

location of experience: London


Samuel Pepys
Member of Parliament, Diarist, Naval officer

Listening to

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Italian songs
written by Giacomo Carissimi
performed by Andrews, Mr. Hill, Seignor Pedro

Experience Information

Date/Time 22 July, 1664
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Wed, 06 Aug 2014 11:24:59 +0100