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:

The next Sunday the organ was played by Mr Wheatley, who gave us a Cornet piece both morning and afternoon for his voluntaries, & tho' he had by no means a good finger, yet his style being new to me, as was the Cornet stop, I was pleas'd with his playing, tho' not so much as I had been with Mr Hudson the preceeding Sunday.
cite as

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/1394227051813 accessed: 10 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 Wheatley

Experience Information

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

Notes

Part of the church's selection process for a organist to replace the 'old superannuated dancing master' Mr Dyer, p.9.


Originally submitted by iepearson on Sun, 09 Mar 2014 18:45:24 +0000