Mary Delany in St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin - November, 1731

from Autobiography and Correspondence of Mary Granville, Mrs Delany: with interesting Reminiscences of King George the Third and Queen Charlotte, pages 316-317:

Monday being St. Cecilia's Day it was celebrated with great pomp at St. Patrick's Cathedral. We were there in the greatest crowd I ever saw; we went at 10 and staid till 4; there is a very fine organ, which was accompanied by a great many instruments, Dubourg at the head of them; they began with the 1st concerto of Corelli; we had Purcell's Te Deum and Jubilate; then the 5th concerto of Corelli ; after that an anthem of Dr. Blow's, and they concluded with the 8th concerto of Corelli. Perhaps you think this was entertainment enough for one day ; pardon me, we are not here so easily satisfied…   more >>

cite as

Mary Granville, and Augusta Hall (ed.), Autobiography and Correspondence of Mary Granville, Mrs Delany: with interesting Reminiscences of King George the Third and Queen Charlotte, volume 1 (London, 1861), p. 316-317. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1443535396655 accessed: 29 November, 2022

location of experience: St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin

Listeners

Mary Delany
Artist, Writer
1700-1788

Listening to

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Jubilate
written by Henry Purcell
Anthem
written by Dr Blow
5th Concerto
written by Arcangelo Corelli
1st Concerto
written by Arcangelo Corelli
Te Deum
written by Henry Purcell

Experience Information

Date/Time November, 1731
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Tue, 29 Sep 2015 15:03:16 +0100
Approved on Wed, 06 Jan 2016 17:51:45 +0000