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Dallam's Travels with an Organ to the Grand Signieur, 1599-1600

Thomas Dallam

Queen Elizabeth the First of England, the Grand Turk at Constantinople, and an organ builder named Thomas Dallam-quite a trio. In 1599, Elizabeth commanded master organ builder Dallam to construct and deliver to the Grand Signieur , as a present intended to garner trade and political advantages for England, a fantastic mechanical organ. Dallam’s wonder stood 16 feet high and was topped by a silver holly bush filled with blackbirds and thrushes that sung and shook their wings. Dallam kept a diary during his visit to Turkey, which included a sneak look through a grate at the Grand Turk’s concubines in the harem. “I stood so long looking upon them that (the guide) stamped with his foot to make me give over looking; the which I was very loath to do, for that sight did please me wondrous well.” Dallam’s ingenuous style and numerous adventures make for a highly enjoyable listen. - Summary by Sue Anderson

Queen Elizabeth the First of England, the Grand Turk at Constantinople, and an organ builder named Thomas Dallam-quite a trio. In 1599, Elizabeth commanded master organ builder Dallam to construct and deliver to the Grand Signieur , as a present intended to garner trade and political advantages for England, a fantastic mechanical organ. Dallam’s wonder stood 16 feet high and was topped by a silver holly bush filled with blackbirds and thrushes that sung and shook their wings. Dallam kept a diary during his visit to Turkey, which included a sneak look through a grate at the Grand Turk’s concubines in the harem. “I stood so long looking upon them that (the guide) stamped with his foot to make me give over looking; the which I was very loath to do, for that sight did please me wondrous well.” Dallam’s ingenuous style and numerous adventures make for a highly enjoyable listen. - Summary by Sue Anderson
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Queen Elizabeth the First of England, the Grand Turk at Constantinople, and an organ builder named Thomas Dallam-quite a trio. In 1599, Elizabeth commanded master organ builder Dallam to construct and deliver to the Grand Signieur , as a present intended to garner trade and political advantages for England, a fantastic mechanical organ. Dallam’s wonder stood 16 feet high and was topped by a silver holly bush filled with blackbirds and thrushes that sung and shook their wings. Dallam kept a diary during his visit to Turkey, which included a sneak look through a grate at the Grand Turk’s concubines in the harem. “I stood so long looking upon them that (the guide) stamped with his foot to make me give over looking; the which I was very loath to do, for that sight did please me wondrous well.” Dallam’s ingenuous style and numerous adventures make for a highly enjoyable listen. - Summary by Sue Anderson

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

3h 51m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

11:09


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

10:56


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

13:14


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

23:35


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

17:05


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

16:14


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

16:31


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

15:40


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

13:42


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

17:47


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

16:07


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

18:41


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

19:52


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

20:56