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that we can’t go out anyway, mores the pity - I fear I shall look horridly frowzy after staying in two days.
We enjoyed our ball very much tho I don't think the company was quite so good or so numerous as last year.
Blanch looked particularly well I never saw her to such advantage at a dance. Marianne also looked very nice & was so good as to stay till the very last. The music was from Julliens & Koenig led & played exquisitely & at the end played God save the Queen solo on

Louis Antoine Jullien (1812–1860)
Arguably, nobody did more to encourage the habit of concert-going amongst the working and lower middle classes than the conductor Louis Jullien.
Born in France in 1812, he came to England in 1840, where he established a series of promenade concerts at Drury Lane. His jewelled baton would be handed from a silver tray into his white gloves by a servant; he might seize an instrument from a performer and add to the climax of a performance; he once used four brass bands in Beethoven's Fifth.
His orchestra contained some outstanding soloists, notably the cornet player Herr Koenig, and early generations of brass bandsmen travelled considerable distances to hear and learn from Jullien and his men.
Extract from: Popular music in England 1840-1914