Richard Edgcumbe in England - between late 18th Century and early 19th Century

from Musical Reminiscences: Containing an Account of Italian Opera in England, From 1773. The Fourth Edition, Continued to the Present Time, and Including The Festival in Westminster Abbey., pages 146-7:

There is another species of composition more peculiarly our own, and which I should call our only national music; I mean our glees, which differ from any thing I ever heard, and in their style cannot be excelled. Their harmony is so full, rich, and melodious, when executed, as they long were, by the Messrs. Knyvett, and the other performers accustomed to sing them together, that they completely gratify the ear, and he must be indeed …   more >>

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Richard Edgcumbe, Musical Reminiscences: Containing an Account of Italian Opera in England, From 1773. The Fourth Edition, Continued to the Present Time, and Including The Festival in Westminster Abbey. (London, 1834), p. 146-7. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1446814069686 accessed: 4 April, 2020

location of experience: England

Listeners

Richard Edgcumbe
Amateur Actor, Amateur Musician, Politician, Writer
1764-1839

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Unknown glees performed by Messrs. Knyvett

Experience Information

Date/Time between late 18th Century and early 19th Century
Medium live

Originally submitted by Gorwel Owen on Fri, 06 Nov 2015 12:47:50 +0000
Approved on Thu, 20 Oct 2016 12:26:25 +0100