William Gardiner in Chapel Royal, London - June, early 19th Century, in the morning

from Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, pages 650-651:

[W]e drove to the Chapel Royal, and, by a back staircase that winds through one of the turrets in that ancient pile, we arrived at a secret door, and, gently tapping, were let into the organ-loft, where Sir George Smart was presiding. This is a gallery jutting a little way into the chapel, from which you have a complete view of the royal family.... The Earl of Wilton was playing an elaborate fugue upon the organ, and I asked Sir George if he was as clever at that as he was at fugueing after a fox in Leicestershire, in which diversion he is pre-eminent, and considered one of the …   more >>

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William Gardiner, Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, volume 2 (London, January, 1838), p. 650-651. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1434796931087 accessed: 7 December, 2022

location of experience: Chapel Royal, London

Listeners

William Gardiner
Composer, Hosier
1770-1853

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Ascribe unto the Lord
written by Travers

Experience Information

Date/Time June, early 19th Century, in the morning
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Sat, 20 Jun 2015 11:42:11 +0100
Approved on Wed, 26 Aug 2015 17:25:36 +0100