Catherine Talbot in Oxford - August, 1747
from A Series of Letters between Mrs. Elizabeth Carter and Miss Catherine Talbot, from the Year 1741 to 1770, pages 214-215:
To make me amends for this self-denial, I have been entertained with a vast deal of most excellent music, and such as inspired the most pleasing ideas. Go on and prosper in the science of the harpsichord. But pray tell me how is it possible for people to be passionately fond of music, and especially of oratorio music, and yet to be in their lives and manners unharmonious and disorderly? Does this softening power of music, and this attention to the noblest words and … more >>
Miss Catherine Talbot and Mrs Elizabeth Carter, and Montagu Pennington (ed.), A Series of Letters between Mrs. Elizabeth Carter and Miss Catherine Talbot, from the Year 1741 to 1770, volume 1 (New York, 1973), p. 214-215. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1674743269922 accessed: 8 June, 2023
Listening tohide composers
|a setting of Milton's 'Morning Hymn'|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|
The listening experience is found in a letter from Catherine Talbot to her life-long dearest friend Elizabeth Carter dated 18 April 1747. Original spelling, punctuation and capitalisation retained. From her account, it is unclear whose setting of John Milton's 'Morning Hymn' she heard.