Samuel Pepys in London - 19 December, 1666
Thence, going away, met Mr. Hingston the Organist (my old acquaintance) in the Court, and I took him to the Dogg tavern and got him to set me a bass to my It is decreed, which I think will go well; but he commends the song, not knowing the words, but says the ayre is good, and believes the words are plainly expressed. He is of my mind, against having of eighths unnecessarily in composition. This did all please me mightily. Then to talk of the King's family. He says many of the Musique are ready to starve, they being five years behindhand for their wages.
location of experience: London
Member of Parliament, Diarist, Naval officer
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