davidh Posted September 6, 2010 Share Posted September 6, 2010 In about 1632 Thomas Davis of Taunton said that he would happily give £5 towards getting the organs at St Mary Magdalene church working again. Hugh Willis did not agree: ‘For what purpose shall they be set up, they are good but nothing for pigs to dance by upon the Cornhill.' William Chinnock of West Lidford complained in 1632 ‘that there was nothing done at prayer time in the said church of West Lidford but tooting upon the organs, and that it delighteth him as much to hear his horse fart as to hear the said organs go, and further said that music in church was damnable.’ John Bisse of Cheddar said in 1637 ‘that he would rather hear his horse bray than to hear the organs go’. John Tillie of Wrington denounced the organ as ‘music for dogs and a May game.’ Quoted in ‘The Plain Man’s Pathways to Heaven’ by Christopher Haigh, OUP, 2007 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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