excerpt from 'Recollections of an old musician' pp. 52-53 (107 words)

excerpt from 'Recollections of an old musician' pp. 52-53 (107 words)

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Recollections of an old musician

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Many of my pleasantest memories are connected with the workings of the [Musical] Fund Society. Mr. Webb was the first conductor, followed by “old Tom Comer.” The latter, a character in Boston, was well known and beloved. He was of Irish extraction and originally an actor. He had a passion for music—could compose a little, played the violin tolerably well, was leader of an orchestra in the Boston Museum for many years, and afterwards in the Boston Theatre.

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One of his financial appeals in behalf of the Society is worth putting on record. He decided to perform Haydn’s Farewell Symphony.

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