Samuel Pepys in Queen's Chapel - 22 March, 1668

from Diary of Samuel Pepys, 22 March 1668, page 891:

Here I met with Brisban; and after hearing the service at the King's chapel, where I heard the Bishop of Norwich, Dr. Reynolds the old presbyterian, begin a very plain sermon, he and I to the Queen's chapel and there did hear the Italians sing; and endeed, their music did appear most admirable to me, beyond anything of ours - I was never so well satisfied in my life with it.
cite as

Samuel Pepys, Diary of Samuel Pepys, 22 March 1668. In Robert Latham and William Matthews (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys : a selection (London, 2003), p. 891. accessed: 21 June, 2024

location of experience: Queen's Chapel


Samuel Pepys
Member of Parliament, Diarist, Naval officer

Listening to

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17th-century Italian sacred music performed by Italian chapel musicians

Experience Information

Date/Time 22 March, 1668
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors


Easter Day, 1668

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Thu, 07 Aug 2014 13:25:02 +0100