William Lisle Bowles in Bremhill, Wiltshire - 6 November, 1823

from Memoirs, journal and correspondence of Thomas Moore, page 148:

Tried over some of Purcell’s songs for Bowles; one that I sung at first sight rather surprised him; and with “Mad Bess” he was enchanted. Said my performance of these things (he being all for the old school) had elevated his opinion of my musical powers exceedingly.

cite as

Thomas Moore, and Lord John Russell (ed.), Memoirs, journal and correspondence of Thomas Moore, volume 4 (London, 1853), p. 148. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1653389533887 accessed: 22 July, 2024

location of experience: Bremhill, Wiltshire


William Lisle Bowles
Clergyman, Critic, editor, Poet

Listening to

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songs including 'Mad Bess'
written by Henry Purcell
performed by Thomas Moore

Experience Information

Date/Time 6 November, 1823
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Tue, 24 May 2022 11:52:14 +0100
Approved on Thu, 26 May 2022 09:56:12 +0100