Thomas Ryan in Ireland - in the beginning of the 1830's
from Recollections of an old musician, page 35:
A regiment with a complete band came to our post I was on the watch for their first rehearsal; I begged father to take me to it He and I entered the room just as the band was beginning to play the overture to Fra Diavolo. The drum solo with which it begins transfixed me, but when the trumpet solo at the opening allegro began, I screamed with delight and father had to put his hand over my mouth to keep me from disturbing the musicians. It is safe to say that a certain little boy was present every time that band played.
Thomas Ryan, Recollections of an old musician (New York City, 1899), p. 35. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1448997318962 accessed: 27 February, 2024
Listening tohide composers
|in the beginning of the 1830's
|in the company of others, outdoors, in public