D. (Dudley) Ryder in Mr. De la Fond's residence, London, England - 25 January, 1716, 07:00 PM

from The Diary of Dudley Ryder, 1715-1716 , page 171:

Diary entry 25 January 1716 Went to brother’s and then to concert of music at Mr. De la Fond which he has every Wednesday night at 7 o’clock. There was pretty good music and a boy that belongs to St. Paul’s of about nine year old that sung several songs to the Harpsichord and viol; he had the strongest and finest [voice] I ever heard in my life from a child. (addition in brackets as in the cited source)

cite as

Dudley Ryder, and William Matthews (ed.), The Diary of Dudley Ryder, 1715-1716 (London, 1939), p. 171. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1708096026422 accessed: 19 July, 2024

location of experience: Mr. De la Fond's residence, London, England


D. (Dudley) Ryder
Lawyer Judge, parliamentarian, writer; amateur musician and dancer

Listening to

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concert performance at a private residence
unspecified singing (boy) with Viol and Harpsichord performed by Unnamed boy, unnamed Harpsichord player, unnamed Viol player

Experience Information

Date/Time 25 January, 1716, 07:00 PM
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors


Dudley Ryder’s older brother Richard was a draper and his younger brother William was an apprentice in their father’s prosperous linen-draper’s shop in Cheapside, City of London. The family lived in Hackney. Dudley frequently joined in family and social life in Hackney during the period of his diary when he was studying law in London.

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Fri, 16 Feb 2024 15:07:06 +0000
Approved on Mon, 22 Apr 2024 20:35:34 +0100