William Gardiner in Leicester

from Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, page 593:

As I was known to be a musical man, the choir gave me, in the course of the service, a specimen of their abilities by singing an anthem. The most prominent defect among village singers is their vulgar method of pronouncing the words, — a much greater offence to our ears than the tone or incorrect tune of their voices. The first words of this anthem, 'Shout! Shout for joy!' were most profanely delivered, and the last was more like joey than the fine open word joy.
cite as

William Gardiner, Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, volume 2 (London, January, 1838), p. 593. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1433969193495 accessed: 23 October, 2021

location of experience: Leicester

Listeners

William Gardiner
Composer, Hosier
1770-1853

Experience Information

Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Wed, 10 Jun 2015 21:46:33 +0100
Approved on Thu, 15 Oct 2015 12:39:50 +0100