William Holland - 22 November, 1816

from Paupers and pig killers / William Holland, page 278:

We had a man with three of his children who gave us a most extraordianry Concert. The youngest child was not above six years old and blew the French Horn and his brother about nine or ten who played on the fiddle. It is astonishing how well and with what accuracy they played. The man's wife is now brought to bed at Taunton of her seventh child. They are all Musical and take to it very early. I have observed that Musick has little to do with Intellect in general but depends mostly on ear and it is thus that children before their understanding arrives in any degree of perfection yet become …   more >>

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William Holland, and Jack Ayres (ed.), Paupers and pig killers / William Holland (Harmondsworth, 1986), p. 278. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1446997717526 accessed: 21 April, 2024


William Holland

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Date/Time 22 November, 1816
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by Jo Reardon on Sun, 08 Nov 2015 15:48:37 +0000
Approved on Thu, 17 Dec 2015 11:07:16 +0000