Anna Seward in Birmingham - November, 1797

from Letter from Anna Seward to Colonel Dowdeswell, 30 November 1797, pages 17–18:

I thank you for the always wakeful remembrance of your annual present. It arrived in taintless preservation the day of my return from Birmingham; whither I had been allured by a generous concert, every professional man performing gratis, in honour of the gallant Duncan’s victory, and for the benefit of the women and children, widowed and orphanized, alas! by the obstinacy of Dutch resistance. Great part of the music was appropriate and good, and the band was numerous and able. Mr Saville’s “Rule Britannia,” chorussed at once by the full orchestra …   more >>

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Anna Seward, Letter from Anna Seward to Colonel Dowdeswell, 30 November 1797. In Archibald Constable (ed.), Letters of Anna Seward: Written Between the Years 1784 and 1807, volume 5 (Edinburgh, 1811), p. 17–18. accessed: 17 June, 2024

location of experience: Birmingham


Anna Seward
Poet, Writer

Listening to

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'Rule Britannia'
written by Thomas Arne
performed by John Saville, an orchestra, the audience

Experience Information

Date/Time November, 1797
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Sat, 01 Sep 2018 14:41:31 +0100
Approved on Fri, 07 Sep 2018 12:48:06 +0100