Charles Burney in Westminster Abbey - July, 1784
from Letter from Charles Burney to Thomas Twining, 31 July 1784, page 423:
Letter from Charles Burney to Thomas Twining, 31 July 1784. In Charles Burney, and Alvaro Ribeiro (ed.), The letters of Dr Charles Burney, volume 1 (Oxford, 1991), p. 423. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1412614124837 accessed: 28 June, 2022
Listening tohide composers
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|
From editor's note: 'Twining had written (26 June): 'O-but the Westminster-Abbey Charivari - how was it? - I long to hear your account of it. ... I own I had never any great idea of the scheme. I considered mere loudness as it's object. And, moreover, I doubted much whether such a monstrous Orchestra could be kept in tolerable order. ... I'll be hanged if I did not wish that your prophecy - "I foresee that it will be manqué" - might be fulfilled, merely for their abominable neglect of your opinions, & hints.''