James Turnbull in England - between 1880 and 1889

from Reminiscences of a Stonemason, by a working man, pages 215–216:

I was now passing through the happiest days. I had plenty of work, and enjoyed my books in the evening. My wife was proud of my boy's success in the school, and looking forward to placing our youngest there, as soon as he was five years old. As I understood music, I bought a harmonium, and set my youngest boy to it. For instruction book I used Czerny's "School of Velocity," which I had bought as waste-paper for …   more >>

cite as

James Turnbull, Reminiscences of a Stonemason, by a working man (London, 1908), p. 215–216. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1656674761401 accessed: 30 May, 2024

location of experience: England


James Turnbull
bricklayer's labourer, delivery boy, farm labourer, journeyman mason

Listening to

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'School of Velocity'
written by Carl Czerny
performed by Jame's Turnbull's youngest son

Experience Information

Date/Time between 1880 and 1889
Medium live
Listening Environment in private, indoors

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Fri, 01 Jul 2022 12:26:01 +0100
Approved on Tue, 05 Jul 2022 10:54:46 +0100