excerpt from 'Musical Reminiscences: Containing an Account of Italian Opera in England, From 1773. The Fourth Edition, Continued to the Present Time, and Including The Festival in Westminster Abbey.' pp. 273-4 (105 words)

excerpt from 'Musical Reminiscences: Containing an Account of Italian Opera in England, From 1773. The Fourth Edition, Continued to the Present Time, and Including The Festival in Westminster Abbey.' pp. 273-4 (105 words)

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Musical Reminiscences: Containing an Account of Italian Opera in England, From 1773. The Fourth Edition, Continued to the Present Time, and Including The Festival in Westminster Abbey.

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Then followed the beginning of a “Gloria in excelsis,” by Pergolesi, in which two boys were introduced, choristers of the Chapel Royal and Abbey. They had sweet voices, but it was very injudicious to employ them, as there was no want certainly of sopranos. Boys can never sing really well; and though their clear bell-like tones have often a charming effect in the cathedral services, they are not sufficiently formed to be brought forward as principals on an occasion like this. Such exhibitions are like schoolboys reciting their lessons in public, a thing not to be done except before select and partial audiences.

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