William Gardiner in Westminster Abbey

from Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, pages 649-650:

On Whit- Sunday we repaired to Westminster Abbey, to hear the responses of Tallis, always performed on this day. They are grand specimens of the simple evolutions of harmony in the time of Henry the Eighth, and give us an exalted idea of the genius of his chief musician. In the course of the service we had some pieces from Orlando Gibbons, a style more melodious than the preceding age, yet far from the perfection of the present day ; for, though melody is the result of harmony, it has not developed itself till within the last fifty years. The service was admirably played on the organ, by Mr. …   more >>
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William Gardiner, Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, volume 2 (London, January, 1838), p. 649-650. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1434796204109 accessed: 30 November, 2021

location of experience: Westminster Abbey

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 Sat, 20 Jun 2015 11:30:04 +0100
Approved on Thu, 15 Oct 2015 13:16:09 +0100