Music Made the Israelites Famous
1824 ... The earliest record of bands found is in the Fifth Church
|The public are respectfully informed|
The prophet of the Lord,
Publicly Baptised in the River Aire,
Near Idle Thorpe
At half past one oclock,
On Sunday, the 21st day of the 2nd month,
1824, at which holy ordinances appropriate
hymns (accompanied by a select band of
music) will be sung, and immediately after,
One of the witnesses mentioned in Revelation,
chap. ii., will preach the everlasting Gospel,
as revealed by the Redeemer of the World.
The earliest mention of bands found to date is this English broadside posted in 1824 announcing the public baptism of John Wroe. "Appropriate hymns accompanied by a select band of music" was to mark the event. Over 30,000 people attended this event!
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