Edward Wright in Bologna - 8 December, the 1720's

from Some Observations made travelling through France, Italy etc., in the years 1720-1722, page 450:

On the Eve of the Immaculate Conception [Dec. 7.] we heard an Academical Performance, consisting of short Exercises, some in verse, some in prose, upon the immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin, spoken by several in their turns; among which were some of the chief Quality of the City […] The Performance concluded with Fireworks, Illuminations, &c. On the Day following (which was the Feast-day) was a great Concert of Musick, both vocal and instrumental, in the same Church, which they told us was compos'd by a Boy of thirteen Years old.

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Edward Wright, Some Observations made travelling through France, Italy etc., in the years 1720-1722 (London, 1730), p. 450. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1515696980486 accessed: 26 October, 2021

location of experience: Bologna

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Concert of vocal and instrumental music
written by a young boy

Experience Information

Date/Time 8 December, the 1720's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Thu, 11 Jan 2018 18:56:20 +0000
Approved on Wed, 28 Feb 2018 11:01:02 +0000