Countess of Bute et al. in London, England - 14 November, 1779, at night
I was last night at Lady Lucan’s to hear the Misses Bingham sing Jomelli’s ‘Miserere,’ set for two voices. There were only the Duchess of Bedford, Lady Bute, Mrs. Walsingham, the Brudenels, Keenes, Lord Macartney, George Selwyn, Mr. Jerningham, and half a dozen Irish. The service lasted near three hours, and was so dull, instead of pathetic, that I was rejoiced that the worst was over, and the two women had left the sepulchre.
Fourth Earl of Orford, Letter from Horace Walpole to the Countess of Upper Ossory, 14–15 November 1779. In Mrs. Paget Toynbee (ed.), The Letters of Horace Walpole, Fourth Earl of Orford, volume 11 (Oxford, 1904), p. 123. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1534777622164 accessed: 2 December, 2023
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written by Niccolò Jomelli
|performed by Misses Bingham|
|Date/Time||14 November, 1779, at night|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, in private, indoors|