excerpt from 'Diary of Thomas Moore, 3 October 1818' pp. 179–180 (208 words)

excerpt from 'Diary of Thomas Moore, 3 October 1818' pp. 179–180 (208 words)

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Diary of Thomas Moore, 3 October 1818

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Dreadfully rainy day. After much doubting and watching of the weather determined on staying [...] Linley produced Greene’s “Anthems.” I think I surprised him a little by singing them at sight with him, and tolerably well too. Fine solemn music; and if I had been educated to their style I should have enjoyed it, I dare say, as much as I see others do; but, as it is, the foreign school of Haydn, Mozart, &c. gives me much more pleasure. “The Humble Man,” which we sang together, a very touching piece of church composition certainly. I would make him try over the “Oggi con me” and “Incarnatus est” of Haydn, &c., and he owned they were beautiful. We sang over the “Lord, thou knowest,” of Purcell, which Croft introduced in his “Burial Service;” a fine thing. He told George I, who bid him compose the “Service,” that he could not think of changing what Purcell had done so gloriously. We talked away all the morning as incessant as the rain. […] More music in the evening. Linley sung some words which Bowles had written, an “Address from Prospero to Ariel,” which Linley had reversed, making it from “Ariel to Prospero,” and said it did as well: what accommodating verses!

 

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