William Gardiner in Leicestershire - early 19th Century

from Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, pages 481-482:

Mr. Cheslyn invited me to spend a few days at Langley Priory, to meet the lyric bard, Mr. Anacreon Moore [...] He might be compared to the poets of old who recited their verses to the lyre ; his voice, rich and flexible, was always in tune, and his delivery of the words neat and delicious ; his manner of touching the instrument was careless and easy ; his fingers seemed accidentally to drop upon the keys, producing a simple harmony just sufficient to support the voice. In such company his performance was delightful, always indulging in the amoroso, a style peculiarly his own.

cite as

William Gardiner, Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, volume 2 (London, January, 1838), p. 481-482. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1433878677153 accessed: 8 June, 2023

location of experience: Leicestershire


William Gardiner
Composer, Hosier

Listening to

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voice and pianoforte performed by Anacreon Moore

Experience Information

Date/Time early 19th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Tue, 09 Jun 2015 20:37:57 +0100
Approved on Thu, 15 Oct 2015 10:59:49 +0100