Thomas Ryan in Boston - at the end of the 1800's

from Recollections of an old musician, pages 198-199:


Gilmore’s plans again showed his genius. They were bold, well conceived, but very costly. He went to Europe, and “talked the crowned heads ” (that was the popular phrase) “ into letting their crack ” military bands come over to play in the Jubilee. He obtained the band of the Grenadier Guards from London, about forty- five strong, under Dan Godfrey; a German infantry band, about thirty-five men, under Saro ; and that of the Garde Republicaine, from Paris, of about fifty-five men. It was said that this latter …   more >>

cite as

Thomas Ryan, Recollections of an old musician (New York City, 1899), p. 198-199. accessed: 22 June, 2024

location of experience: Boston


Thomas Ryan

Listening to

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William Tell Overture
written by Rossini
performed by Orchestre de la Garde r├ępublicaine
Torch Light dance
written by Giacomo Meyerbeer
performed by Garde Republicaine

Experience Information

Date/Time at the end of the 1800's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in public

Originally submitted by Jo Reardon on Wed, 16 Dec 2015 16:01:09 +0000
Approved on Tue, 23 Feb 2016 15:07:21 +0000