Samuel Pepys in London - 19 December, 1666

from Diary of Samuel Pepys, 19 December 1666, page 704:

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.
cite as

Samuel Pepys, Diary of Samuel Pepys, 19 December 1666. In Robert Latham and William Matthews (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys : a selection (London, 2003), p. 704. accessed: 2 March, 2024

location of experience: London


Samuel Pepys
Member of Parliament, Diarist, Naval officer

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It is decreed
written by Samuel Pepys

Experience Information

Date/Time 19 December, 1666
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Wed, 06 Aug 2014 14:57:28 +0100