Mr. Langham et al. in near Newmarket, Suffolk - in the middle of the 1760's

from Memoirs of the late Thomas Holcroft: Written by Himself; and Continued to the Time of His Death., pages 143-145:

From the little I that day learned, and from another [singing] lesson or two, I obtained a tolerable conception of striking intervals upwards or downwards; such as the third, the fourth, and the remainder of the octave, the chief feature in which I soon understood, but of course I found most difficulty in the third, sixth and seventh. Previously however to any great progress, I was obliged to purchase Arnold’s Psalmody; and studious over this divine…   more >>

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Thomas Holcroft, and William Hazlitt (ed.), Memoirs of the late Thomas Holcroft: Written by Himself; and Continued to the Time of His Death., volume 1 (London, 1816), p. 143-145. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1656601836824 accessed: 4 March, 2024

location of experience: near Newmarket, Suffolk

Listeners

Mr. Langham
maker of breeches, Singing Teacher
Thomas Holcroft
actor, apprentice shoemaker, lyricist, Playwright […]
1745-1809

Listening to

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four-part singing practice performed by Mr. Langham, adult singing students, Thomas Holcroft

Experience Information

Date/Time in the middle of the 1760's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Notes

Langham also instructed Holcroft in mathematics. Thomas Holcroft had a remarkable memory and a great hunger for learning, including literacy, numeracy, singing, violin and was an able, clever stableboy at this time. He studied in earnest John Arnold’s Church Music Reformed, Or The Art of Psalmody Universally Explained Unto All People (1765), so his claim of illiteracy was excessively modest.


Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Thu, 30 Jun 2022 16:10:37 +0100
Approved on Mon, 18 Jul 2022 10:54:23 +0100