Samuel Pepys in London - 21 December, 1663

from Diary of Samuel Pepys, 21 December 1663, pages 333-334:

...[B]y coach to my Lord Sandwiches; where I find him within with Capt. Cooke and his boys, Dr. Childe, Mr. Mage, and Mallard, playing and singing over my Lord’s Anthemne which he hath made to sing in the King’s Chappell. My Lord saluted me kindly and took me into the withdrawing-room to hear it at a distance, and endeed it sounds very finely, and is a good thing, I believe, to be made by him, and they all commend it. And after that was done, Capt. Cooke and his two boys did sing some Italian songs, which I must in a word say I think was fully the best Musique that I ever yet heard in all …   more >>
cite as

Samuel Pepys, Diary of Samuel Pepys, 21 December 1663. In Robert Latham and William Matthews (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys : a selection (London, 2003), p. 333-334. accessed: 20 July, 2024

location of experience: London


Samuel Pepys
Member of Parliament, Diarist, Naval officer

Listening to

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Anthem performed by Henry Cooke
Italian songs performed by Captain Cooke

Experience Information

Date/Time 21 December, 1663
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Wed, 13 Aug 2014 12:04:45 +0100