Samuel Pepys in Westminster - 10 August, 1664

from Diary of Samuel Pepys, 10 August 1664, page 414:

Thence I to Cockers again and sat by him, with good discourse again for an hour or two; and then left him and by agreement with Capt. Sylas Taylor (my old acquaintance at the Exchequer) to the post-office to hear some Instrument Musique of Mr. Berchenshaws before my Lord Brunkard and Sir Rob. Murrey. I must confess, whether it be that I hear it but seldom, or that really voices is better, but so it is, that I found no pleasure at all in it, and methought two voyces were worth twenty of it.
cite as

Samuel Pepys, Diary of Samuel Pepys, 10 August 1664. In Robert Latham and William Matthews (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys : a selection (London, 2003), p. 414. accessed: 20 July, 2024

location of experience: Westminster


Samuel Pepys
Member of Parliament, Diarist, Naval officer

Listening to

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Instrument Musique
written by Mr. Berchenshaw

Experience Information

Date/Time 10 August, 1664
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in public

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Wed, 06 Aug 2014 11:31:43 +0100