Mrs. Percival et al. in London - November, 1743

from The Autobiography and Correspondence of Mary Granville, Mrs. Delany, Series 1, Volume 2, page 222:

Letter from Mrs. Delany to Mrs. Dewes, Clarges Street, 10th Nov. 1743 - That night Mrs. Percival came to invite us to dine with her yesterday, and to go in the morning to Whitehall Chapel to hear Mr. Handel's new Te Deum rehearsed, and an anthem.  It is excessively fine, I was all rapture and so was your friend D.D. as you may imagine ; everybody says it is the finest of his compositions ; I am not well enough acquainted with it to pronounce that of it, but it is heavenly. I dined at the Percivals, many enquiries after you from everybody. D.D. and I made a visit of about two hours to …   more >>

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Mary Delany, and Augusta Hall (ed.), The Autobiography and Correspondence of Mary Granville, Mrs. Delany, Series 1, Volume 2, volume 1/2 (London, 1861), p. 222. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1434462612589 accessed: 2 December, 2022

location of experience: London

Listeners

Patrick Delany
clergyman
1685-1768

Listening to

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Anthem
written by George Frideric Handel
Te Deum
written by George Frideric Handel

Experience Information

Date/Time November, 1743
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors

Originally submitted by Gill on Tue, 16 Jun 2015 14:50:12 +0100
Approved on Tue, 15 Sep 2015 16:59:25 +0100