William Gardiner in Dublin - September, 1809

from Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, pages 435-436:

The following day, being Sunday, I visited the two cathedrals and most of the churches, which are not half filled, while the catholic chapels are crowded with devotees. In the choir of Christ Church [Dublin] I expected to find Sir John Stevenson and Doctor Spray, but both were gone into the country. I heard an anthem of Dr. Croft’s, by two contratenors and a bass, ‘Sing unto the Lord,' more than half an hour long, attentively listened to by the congregation. The organist, whose name I do not recollect, was an admirable performer, and played me a learned fugue at the conclusion of the …   more >>
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William Gardiner, Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, volume 1 (London, 1838), p. 435-436. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1413208950381 accessed: 23 June, 2024

location of experience: Dublin


William Gardiner
Composer, Hosier

Listening to

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Sing unto the Lord
written by William Croft
performed by Choir of Christ Church Dublin

Experience Information

Date/Time September, 1809
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Mon, 13 Oct 2014 15:02:30 +0100