excerpt from 'Reminiscences of Michael Kelly' pp. 299 (134 words)

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I remained at Brighton, until summoned by Mr. Arnold to Drury Lane, to get up and superintend the music in Macbeth, which was to be produced with uncommon splendour for Mr. Kean. I had all the principal vocal performers in the choruses; who all, as well as a numerous list of choral singers, both male and female, took infinite pains to execute the charming productions in a style unequalled in my remembrance; and the enthusiastic applause which the audience gave them, was commensurate with their merits. It was a rare and novel sight, to see so great a body of English chorus singers on the stage, full of appropriate and animated action. Yet in the instance I speak of, such things were; I cannot say such things are, they find it, perhaps, too troublesome.

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