Samuel Pepys in Whitehall - 1 October, 1667

from Diary of Samuel Pepys, 1 October 1667, pages 832-833:

...I... to Sir G. Carteret’s again, and so took coach alone, it now being almost night, to Whitehall and there in the Boarded gallery did hear the music with which the King is presented this night by Monsieur Grebus, the master of his music - both instrumental (I think 24 violins) and vocall, an English song upon peace; but, God forgive me, I was never so little pleased with a consort of music in my life - the manner of setting of words and repeating them out of order, and that with a number of voices, makes me sick, the whole design of vocall musick being lost by it. Here was a great press …   more >>
cite as

Samuel Pepys, Diary of Samuel Pepys, 1 October 1667. In Robert Latham and William Matthews (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys : a selection (London, 2003), p. 832-833. accessed: 14 July, 2024

location of experience: Whitehall


Samuel Pepys
Member of Parliament, Diarist, Naval officer

Experience Information

Date/Time 1 October, 1667
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Thu, 14 Aug 2014 16:40:12 +0100