William Gardiner in Wanlip - 1789

from Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, pages 106-108:

[Gardiner comments on 'four sons of harmony', Bartleman, Harrion, Knyvett and Greatorex.]

[Their] next visit was to Sir Charles Hudson, at Wanlip... Miss Greatorex, then living in Leicester, used to avail herself of such valuable aid at her annual concert. This took place in the assize week, and was fully attended by the county families. As vocalists, they were the most perfect set of English singers that ever joined their voices together. Bartleman, for tone and expression, has never been approached. His enunciation was bold and intrepid, having all the force of elocution, added to…   more >>

cite as

William Gardiner, Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, volume 3 (London, 1 January, 1853), p. 106-108. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1433107212552 accessed: 8 August, 2022

location of experience: Wanlip


William Gardiner
Composer, Hosier

Listening to

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'Hark! my Daridcar, we're call'd from below' and 'Lucinda's Eyes'
written by Henry Purcell
performed by Greatorex, Knyvett, Bartleman, Harrison

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Sun, 31 May 2015 22:20:12 +0100
Approved on Tue, 13 Oct 2015 11:03:50 +0100