Dr William Spark in Dresden - in the middle of the 1870's

from Musical Reminiscences Past and Present, page 28:

As if not a moment should be lost I was awoke at 3 a.m. on the following day, Sunday, by the roll of drums and mustering of troops in the square in front of the hotel. A more exciting scene of its kind I had never witnessed. In the deliciously cool, clear atmosphere of that early morning in July, the square was filled with soldiers, and during the preparations for marching the magnificent band played two or three fine marches in a most effective and charming manner. I retired again to rest with the sounds of military music …   more >>

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Dr William Spark, Musical Reminiscences Past and Present (1892), p. 28. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1469197901877 accessed: 27 October, 2021

location of experience: Dresden

Listeners

Dr William Spark
Composer, Organist, Teacher
1825-1897

Listening to

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military band music

Experience Information

Date/Time in the middle of the 1870's
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in public, solitary

Originally submitted by Jo Reardon on Fri, 22 Jul 2016 15:31:41 +0100
Approved on Tue, 23 Aug 2016 15:34:44 +0100