Charity School children in London - mid 18th Century

from Parochial Music Corrected, page 12:

In Churches which have no Organs, or on Days in which they are not played, some Clerks find a great Difficulty in pitching the Tunes properly, for want of knowing their Compass of Voice: To such I would recommend the Use of a Concert Pitch-Pipe as a sure Guide, by which, though they do not understand Music, they might be taught, in one Hour, to begin every Tune in its proper Key, that is, so as not to go higher than E, or lower than D, which, indeed, should be the Compass of all Psalm-Tunes. The Method is so very easy, as well as useful, that I have taught it with great Success at several …   more >>

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William Riley, Parochial Music Corrected (London, 1762), p. 12. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1675273993588 accessed: 21 February, 2024

location of experience: London

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psalms

Experience Information

Date/Time mid 18th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Wed, 01 Feb 2023 17:53:14 +0000
Approved on Wed, 01 Feb 2023 17:54:28 +0000