William Linley et al. in The vicarage, Bremhill, Wiltshire - 3 October, 1818

from Diary of Thomas Moore, 3 October 1818, pages 179–180:

Dreadfully rainy day. After much doubting and watching of the weather determined on staying [...] Linley produced Greene’s “Anthems.” I think I surprised him a little by singing them at sight with him, and tolerably well too. Fine solemn music; and if I had been educated to their style I should have enjoyed it, I dare say, as much as I see others do; but, as it is, the foreign school of Haydn, Mozart, &c. gives me much more pleasure. “The Humble Man,” which we sang together, a very touching piece of church composition certainly. I would …   more >>

cite as

Thomas Moore, Diary of Thomas Moore, 3 October 1818. In Lord John Russell and Lord John Russell (ed.), Memoirs, Journal and Correspondence of Thomas Moore, volume 2 (London, 1853), p. 179–180. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1593697566727 accessed: 26 January, 2022

location of experience: The vicarage, Bremhill, Wiltshire

Listeners

William Linley
civil servant, colonial administrator, Composer, director of theatre music […]
1771-1835
Thomas Moore
Poet, Singer, song writer
1779-1852

Listening to

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'The Humble Man'
written by Maurice Greene
performed by Thomas Moore, William Linley
'Oggi con me'
written by Haydn
performed by Thomas Moore, William Linley
anthems
written by Maurice Greene
performed by Thomas Moore, William Linley
'Incarnatus est'
written by Joseph Haydn
performed by William Linley, Thomas Moore
'Lord, thou knowest'
written by Henry Purcell
performed by Thomas Moore, William Linley
'Address from Ariel to Prospero'
written by William Linley
performed by William Linley

Experience Information

Date/Time 3 October, 1818
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Notes

Moore and Linley were both guests of the Rev. William Lisle Bowles (1762-1850), Vicar of Bremhill and poet.


Originally submitted by lcc5 on Thu, 02 Jul 2020 14:46:07 +0100
Approved on Wed, 05 Aug 2020 14:41:59 +0100