Anna Seward in Lichfield - March, 1785, at night
from Letter from Anna Seward to Miss Sophia Weston, 23 March 1785, pages 37–38:
Our Cecilian concert was not so full as I have seen it. It was a bad evening, moonless, sleety, and of the most dreary coldness; but Mr Saville and his daughter sang divinely. You, who heard her a year ago warble her wild notes, unassisted by scientific instruction, would think her wonderfully improved, while you listened to her sweet shake, to those sportive cadences and melting semi-tones lately acquired.
Anna Seward, Letter from Anna Seward to Miss Sophia Weston, 23 March 1785. In Archibald Constable (ed.), Letters of Anna Seward: Written Between the Years 1784 and 1807, volume 1 (Edinburgh, 1811), p. 37–38. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1535624115572 accessed: 30 November, 2023
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|unspecified vocal music||performed by John Saville, Mrs Elizabeth Smith|
|Date/Time||March, 1785, at night|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|