Thomas Ryan in Boston - at the end of the 1800's

from Recollections of an old musician, pages 193-195:


Mr. Gilmore was a modest and a wise man, and conducted but little of the music himself; but that little was great,—for did he not direct the “Anvil Chorus ” ? Will Boston, or at least its Jubilee participators, ever forget the sensation it had when the one hundred firemen—each in his belt, helmet, and red flannel shirt, carrying a long-handled blacksmith’s hammer at “ right shoulder shift ” like a musket—marched into the hall and on to the stage in two files of fifty, and then separated far …   more >>

cite as

Thomas Ryan, Recollections of an old musician (New York City, 1899), p. 193-195. accessed: 26 May, 2024

location of experience: Boston


Thomas Ryan

Listening to

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The Anvil Chorus
written by Giuseppe Verdi
performed by Boston Jubilee Orchestra

Experience Information

Date/Time at the end of the 1800's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Jo Reardon on Wed, 16 Dec 2015 15:53:32 +0000
Approved on Tue, 23 Feb 2016 15:04:33 +0000