Dr William Spark in Hamburg - in the middle of 1870
from Musical Reminiscences Past and Present, page 4:
On the following day I was a guest at the annual dinner of the ship-owners of Hamburg, Hull, and Grimsby. On these occasions, after the third course, the toasts and speeches are given out between the succeeding courses ; the favourite toasts are responded to musically in a manner, I must own, very superior to our “ Hip, hip, hurrah,” and “ For he’s a jolly good fellow.” All the guests sang in perfect time and tune, most of them being, as I ascertained, members of various choral and other associations for the practice of vocal part music.
Dr William Spark, Musical Reminiscences Past and Present (1892), p. 4. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1449838049359 accessed: 13 August, 2022
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|Date/Time||in the middle of 1870|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, in private, indoors|