John Evelyn in Whitehall - 21 December, 1662

from Diary of John Evelyn, 21 December 1662, page 132:

[December] 21: of his Majesties Chaplains preachd: after which, instead of the antient grave and solemn wind musique accompanying the Organ was introduced a Consort of 24 Violins betweene every pause, after the French fantastical light way, better suiting a Tavern or Play-house than a Church: This was the first time of change, & now we no more heard the Cornet, which gave life to the organ, that instrument quite left off in which the English were so skillful:
cite as

John Evelyn, Diary of John Evelyn, 21 December 1662. In De la Bédoyère, Guy (ed.), The Diary of John Evelyn (Woodbridge, 1995), p. 132. accessed: 27 May, 2024

location of experience: Whitehall


John Evelyn
Diarist, Writer

Listening to

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English sacred music
French violin music during service

Experience Information

Date/Time 21 December, 1662
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Tue, 19 Aug 2014 22:51:34 +0100