Charles Burney in Lille - 9 June, 1770

from Music, men and manners in France and Italy, 1770 / Charles Burney, page 5:

Lille is a very fine town, the great square very spacious and uniform. The garrison at present is less numerous than usual, as a considerable part of it is drawn off to work at the new canal at St Omer. I expected at 9 o’clock to hear some good music, which I remembered to have done 5 years ago at the time of beating la retraite or tattoo but was disappointed, there being only a few side drums and 2 miserable trumpets.
cite as

Charles Burney, and Herbert Edmund Poole (ed.), Music, men and manners in France and Italy, 1770 / Charles Burney (London, 1974), p. 5. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435574379563 accessed: 7 October, 2022

location of experience: Lille

Listeners

Charles Burney
musicologist, Musician, Writer
1726-1814

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Military music

Experience Information

Date/Time 9 June, 1770
Medium live

Originally submitted by Fiona Owen on Mon, 29 Jun 2015 11:39:39 +0100