Dr Claver Morris et al. in Wells Cathedral Close Hall, Wells, Somerset, England - 22 November, 1709

from The Diary of a West Country Physician, A. D. 1684-1726, page 58:

Diary entry 22 November 1709

It being the Anniversary of St. Cecilia, I was the greatest part of the day at Close-Hall with the Lovers of Musick, Mr Harrington, Mr Naish, Colonel Bessly, Col: Prowse, Col: Horner, Major Prater & many other Lovers of Musick performing Purcel’s Cecilia Song & much other musick. We had [an audience] of Half Crown Men 62. The Women faild to pay by getting some of them into the place; so that there were of them when fairly in, but 33.

cite as

Claver Morris, and Edmund Hobhouse (ed.), The Diary of a West Country Physician, A. D. 1684-1726 (London, 1934), p. 58. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1686221091968 accessed: 1 March, 2024

location of experience: Wells Cathedral Close Hall, Wells, Somerset, England

Listeners

Dr Claver Morris
Amateur Musician, Physician
1659-1727

Listening to

hide composers
Ode to St Cecilia
written by Henry Purcell
performed by Claver Morris, Colonel Bessly, Colonel Horner, Colonel Prowse, Major Prater, Mr Harrington, Mr Naish
unspecified music for St Cecilia's Day performed by Claver Morris, Colonel Bessly, Colonel Horner, Colonel Prowse, Major Prater, Mr Harrington, Mr Naish

Experience Information

Date/Time 22 November, 1709
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Thu, 08 Jun 2023 11:44:52 +0100
Approved on Mon, 19 Jun 2023 17:01:22 +0100