William Gardiner in Leicester - between late 18th Century and mid 19th Century

from Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, page 641:

Miss Greatorex, organist of St. Martin's, Leicester, presided at one of the finest organs in this country, and admirably displayed its powers. As a performer she was only exceeded by her brother, who, when he came to Leicester, never omitted to visit this instrument. I was one of a few friends regularly invited to the church to hear him play. His style was massive ; he was like Briareus, with a hundred hands, grasping so many keys at once, that surges of sound rolled from the instrument in awful grandeur.

cite as

William Gardiner, Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, volume 2 (London, January, 1838), p. 641. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1434793523871 accessed: 23 October, 2021

location of experience: Leicester

Listeners

William Gardiner
Composer, Hosier
1770-1853

Listening to

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unspecified organ music performed by Miss Greatorex, Mr Greatorex

Experience Information

Date/Time between late 18th Century and mid 19th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Sat, 20 Jun 2015 10:45:24 +0100
Approved on Thu, 15 Oct 2015 13:03:59 +0100