John Theophilus Lee - the 1790's
from Memoirs of John Theophilus Lee, page 104:
The lights now being brought into the wardroom, some officers amused themselves by playing billiards on the rudderhead, while others sat down to a rubber of whist, all enjoying themselves one way or another, till bed time, - and the soft tones of a flute, played by one of the officers soothed all into harmony, and made him quite forget his malady in the joyous feelings to which it gave rise.
John Theophilus Lee, Memoirs of John Theophilus Lee. In Richard Baker and David Proctor (ed.), Music of the sea (:London, 2005), p. 104. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1386427275653 accessed: 4 June, 2023
Listening tohide composers
|flute playing on board ship|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, in private, indoors|
Originally submitted by th4 on Sat, 07 Dec 2013 14:41:15 +0000