William Gardiner in Cathedral Church of St Paul the Apostle - June, early 19th Century, in the afternoon

from Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, pages 651-652:

We drove leisurely to St. Paul's, and were in time for the afternoon service. The organ has lately received an addition of pedal pipes of the largest size, descending an octave below the original notes. These, under the gigantic tread of Cooper, have conferred a grandeur upon the instrument never surpassed. Fortunately, the anthem was one of all others I wished to hear, that celebrated production of Dr. Blow, ' I was in the spirit on the Lord's day.' The ideas of this piece are of an elevated nature, but unequally written. Were it recast, and developed by modern instrumentation, it…   more >>

cite as

William Gardiner, Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, volume 2 (London, January, 1838), p. 651-652. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1434797343532 accessed: 29 November, 2022

location of experience: Cathedral Church of St Paul the Apostle

Listeners

William Gardiner
Composer, Hosier
1770-1853

Listening to

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I was in the spirit on the Lord's day
written by John Blow
performed by Cooper

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Sat, 20 Jun 2015 11:49:03 +0100
Approved on Wed, 26 Aug 2015 17:22:37 +0100