William Gardiner in London - early 19th Century

from Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, pages 652-655:

After service at St. Paul's Mr. Atwood and Mr. Cooper, the organists, met Mr. Samuel Wesley at the London Coffee-house for dinner.... It was on the Sunday, after prayers at St. Paul's, that we repaired to the tavern hard by. After dinner it was proposed that we should accompany Mr. Cooper to the evening service at St. Sepulchre's, where there is a fine organ. It was suggested that, if I were to ask Mr. Wesley to play at the conclusion of the service, he probably would. I said the request would come better from the king's organist than myself, but, as a stranger, it was urged that I was more…   more >>

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William Gardiner, Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, volume 2 (London, January, 1838), p. 652-655. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1434798443550 accessed: 9 December, 2022

location of experience: London


William Gardiner
Composer, Hosier

Listening to

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fugue in C sharp major performed by Wesley

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Sat, 20 Jun 2015 12:07:23 +0100
Approved on Wed, 26 Aug 2015 17:18:08 +0100