George Hay Drummond in Doncaster - the 1790's

from Music and Society in Eighteenth-Century Yorkshire, page 198:

[…] his clerk had chosen both the words and tune of a psalm so improperly as to occasion laughter in some part of the congregation.

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Christopher Simon Roberts, Music and Society in Eighteenth-Century Yorkshire, p. 198. accessed: 14 June, 2024

location of experience: Doncaster


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Experience Information

Date/Time the 1790's
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


Edward Miller relates the incident that inspired George Hay Drummond to collaborate with him in producing a psalmody for use in churches. The melody chosen by the clerk was ill-matched to the text of the psalm, which in turn was not given to the organist.

Originally submitted by acusworth on Tue, 10 Nov 2015 16:51:25 +0000
Approved on Wed, 16 Mar 2016 11:50:12 +0000