John Marsh in Gosport - 25 December, 1763

from The John Marsh Journals: The Life and Times of a Gentleman Composer (1752-1828), page 27:

On Christmas Day in the evening I remember I went, for the first time to the chapel, which was then handsomely lighted up (according to annual custom on that evening in consequence of a legacy for that purpose). - As this was now to be our place of residence, I was of course in hopes I sho'd find an organ in the chapel, w'ch however I was afraid to ask about beforehand for fear of a disappointment, but on approaching the chapel in the evening was glad to hear the sound of it, it being on that occasion played before the service began..... The organist also (Mr Wafer) used to take that …   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. 27. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1394648791381 accessed: 17 August, 2022

location of experience: Gosport

Listeners

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

Listening to

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organ music
written by Antonio Vivaldi
performed by Mr Wafer

Experience Information

Date/Time 25 December, 1763
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Notes

Experience took place in Holy Trinity Chapel, Cold Harbour, Gosport.


Originally submitted by iepearson on Wed, 12 Mar 2014 18:26:31 +0000