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.

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Dr William Spark, Musical Reminiscences Past and Present (1892), p. 4. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1449838049359 accessed: 22 July, 2024

location of experience: Hamburg


Dr William Spark
Composer, Organist, Teacher

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Experience Information

Date/Time in the middle of 1870
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by Jo Reardon on Fri, 11 Dec 2015 12:47:29 +0000
Approved on Thu, 21 Jul 2016 18:16:23 +0100