William Gardiner in Inverness - early 19th Century
from Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, pages 741-742:
In the afternoon I visited the Gaelic Church, and heard a sermon preached to a thousand peasants from the country, in that language. The clerk, who gave out the hymn, did not read the words, but chanted them, in somewhat like a Gregorian strain, which no one could suspect to have been intended for reading. The two lines having been thus recited, the congregation joined in an old Lutheran tune...
As the precentor is the only musician in the place, he throws in many irreverent and ridiculous flourishes, by way of distinguishing himself ; and one of his fraternity, in Inverness, … more >>
William Gardiner, Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, volume 2 (London, January, 1838), p. 741-742. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435442390350 accessed: 9 December, 2022
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|Date/Time||early 19th Century|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|