Peter Hawker in Royal Hospital, Chelsea - 18 June, 1851

from Journal entry, 18 June 1851, page 331:

Got a holiday at last, and had a few hours’ pleasure in hearing the six bands of the Household troops, added to that of the Artillery, at Chelsea Hospital, where a fête was given for a charity. The tremendous crescendos of 350 men playing together, and all the drums added, produced such an effect as I never before heard.

cite as

Peter Hawker, Journal entry, 18 June 1851. In The Diary of Colonel Peter Hawker 1802–1853, volume 2 (London, 1893), p. 331. accessed: 22 July, 2024

location of experience: Royal Hospital, Chelsea


Peter Hawker
Amateur Musician, Army officer, Sportsman, Writer

Listening to

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Military music performed by Massed bands of the Household troops and Artillery

Experience Information

Date/Time 18 June, 1851
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, outdoors

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Wed, 15 Aug 2018 21:18:26 +0100
Approved on Thu, 23 Aug 2018 10:57:47 +0100