William Gardiner in Bangor Cathedral - early 19th Century

from Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, page 791:

...[A]t Bangor we dined with Dr. Warren, the dean. Here I heard the service in Welsh, and was soon convinced that it was a language unsuitable to music. In both cathedrals [Bangor and St. Asaph], the organists, and vicars-choral, were English, and at Bangor, I presume the stipends had not been diminished, as the choir was composed of talented persons. 

cite as

William Gardiner, Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, volume 2 (London, January, 1838), p. 791. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1440496695301 accessed: 9 December, 2022

location of experience: Bangor Cathedral

Listeners

William Gardiner
Composer, Hosier
1770-1853

Listening to

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Anglican service sung in Welsh

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Tue, 25 Aug 2015 10:58:16 +0100
Approved on Tue, 25 Aug 2015 10:58:54 +0100