William Gardiner in Cambridge - 1789

from Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, page 92:

In the year 1789, I was sent into Norfolk, to collect some outstanding moneys in that county. On arriving at Cambridge, I put up at Gurfog's Hotel, opposite to St. John's-gate, and, having no business to transact there, as soon as I had seen my horse fed (that being the first duty of a traveller), I sallied forth among the colleges, and strolled about, amazed at the magnificence I beheld. As I passed St. Mary's Church, I heard music, and soon found my way into the organ-loft — where Dr. Randall, the professor of music, was rehearsing Handel's anthem, 'My heart is inditing in a good matter'. …   more >>
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William Gardiner, Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, volume 3 (London, 1 January, 1853), p. 92. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1433106562727 accessed: 25 April, 2024

location of experience: Cambridge


William Gardiner
Composer, Hosier

Listening to

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My heart is inditing in a good matter
written by George Frideric Handel

Experience Information

Date/Time 1789
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Sun, 31 May 2015 22:09:22 +0100
Approved on Tue, 13 Oct 2015 10:25:18 +0100