excerpt from 'Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante' pp. 94 (133 words)

excerpt from 'Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante' pp. 94 (133 words)

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Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante

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I arrived in the evening at Diss, and hearing that there was a grinding organ in the church, then a great novelty, I hunted up the sexton, and expressed a wish to see it. he lit his llanthorn, and on our way to the church informed me that he was the organist as well as sexton. With a very consequential air, he began his performance. I was pleased with the compact and solid effect — more so than with the loose style of playing I have heard from some dexterous performers. I then observed, " you play nothing but psalmody" ! He smiled, and with self-complacency said, " I play voluntaries, sir!" and immediately commenced one, which I applauded. Afterwards I was favoured with Handel's Hallelujah Chorus, with which he played the congregation out of church.

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