John Marsh in St Alfege Church, Greenwich - the 1750's

from The John Marsh Journals: The Life and Times of a Gentleman Composer (1752-1828), page 9:

In consequence of this the parish was [obliged to]... look out for a new organist, on which occasion it was to be played for a few Sundays by such candidates as chose to enter the lists. This contest (so great was ever my attachment to musical sounds) engaged my attention as much as a general election, horse race or other trial of skill usually does politicians, gents of the turf etc. & I soon found out that the candidates were Mr Croom, an elderly professor of Greenwich, Mr Hudson (then or afterwards organist of Limehouse), a Mr Wheatley & Mr Relfe, organist of the Hospital Chapel. There were…   more >>
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John Marsh, The John Marsh Journals: The Life and Times of a Gentleman Composer (1752-1828). In John Marsh, and Brian Robins (ed.), The John Marsh Journals: The Life and Times of a Gentleman Composer (1752-1828), volume - (Stuyvesant, New York, 1998), p. 9. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1394227007430 accessed: 12 August, 2022

location of experience: St Alfege Church, Greenwich

Listeners

John Marsh
Gentleman, violinist, Composer, Music criticism […]
1752-1828

Listening to

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anonymous organ music performed by Croom

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1750's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by iepearson on Sun, 09 Mar 2014 18:35:58 +0000