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 >>

cite as

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

location of experience: Inverness

Listeners

William Gardiner
Composer, Hosier
1770-1853

Listening to

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hymn

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, 27 Jun 2015 22:59:50 +0100
Approved on Tue, 25 Aug 2015 12:03:57 +0100