William Gardiner in Leicester - late 18th Century

from Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, page 71:

The work of Dr. Croft, entitled Musica Sacra, was the first folio music-book engraved in this country, and it laid the foundation of good music in the choir of the Great Meeting, Leicester [...] As the anthems of these masters could not be well performed without an organ, my father prevailed upon the Puritan heads of the congregation to concede some of their rigid opinions, and to allow the use of a bass viol to support the voices in the performance of these divine compositions. This was the first instrument of its kind introduced into a dissenting meeting house, and was, for a …   more >>

cite as

William Gardiner, Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, volume 3 (London, 1 January, 1853), p. 71. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1433105035580 accessed: 17 July, 2024

location of experience: Leicester


William Gardiner
Composer, Hosier

Listening to

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Musica Sacra
written by William Croft
performed by Choir of the Great Meeting

Experience Information

Date/Time late 18th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Sun, 31 May 2015 21:43:56 +0100
Approved on Tue, 13 Oct 2015 10:06:36 +0100