Anna Seward et al. - late 18th Century

from Letter from Anna Seward to Mrs Hayley, 19 June 1795, pages 69–70:

The musical opinions expressed in your last [letter] do not coincide with Giovanni’s [John Saville’s] and mine, to whom the chorusses of Handel are dearer than any other species of music. The exhilaration and rapture with which they inspire me are extreme; so is the admiration they excite of the genius and skill of that great master, as the “volant fugue” bursts from every part of the orchestra successively; the leading air supplied, in turn, by the various orders of voices, and sustained by the rich fulness of the inner harmonies.

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Anna Seward, Letter from Anna Seward to Mrs Hayley, 19 June 1795. In Archibald Constable (ed.), Letters of Anna Seward: Written Between the Years 1784 and 1807, volume 4 (Edinburgh, 1811), p. 69–70. accessed: 27 May, 2024


Anna Seward
Poet, Writer
John Saville
Lay vicar Lichfield Cathedral, Singer

Listening to

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Choruses and oratorios
written by George Frideric Handel

Experience Information

Date/Time late 18th Century
Medium live

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Fri, 31 Aug 2018 21:32:11 +0100
Approved on Fri, 07 Sep 2018 12:23:25 +0100