William Gardiner in Ghent - 1827

from Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, pages 552-553:

On Monday morning, immediately after breakfast, we attended mass [in Ghent], which was performed by the choir, organ, and full orchestra, with not less than forty priests or monks assisting in the service, though not more than ten or twelve spectators and devotees were present. I heard a MS. mass of the organist's, written in excellent style. The voices were not good, but the wind instruments were superior to any we had met with in Flanders.
cite as

William Gardiner, Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, volume 2 (London, January, 1838), p. 552-553. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1433967318076 accessed: 18 May, 2022

location of experience: Ghent

Listeners

William Gardiner
Composer, Hosier
1770-1853

Experience Information

Date/Time 1827
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Wed, 10 Jun 2015 21:15:19 +0100
Approved on Thu, 15 Oct 2015 12:13:46 +0100