Michel de Montaigne - 15 September, 1580

from Diary entry by Michel de Montaigne, September 1580, page 619:

I heard mass in the choir of the cathedral, where were assembled all the officers of state. They are very fond of music here; you hardly ever meet with either man or woman that does not know something of one instrument or another; and every body sings, though fine voices are rare. The mass that I heard was no great things; the only point aimed at, apparently, was who should shout loudest.
cite as

Michel de Montaigne, Diary entry by Michel de Montaigne, September 1580. In A diary of the journey of Michel de Montaigne into Italy, through Switzerland and Germany, in the years 1580 and 1581 (1865), p. 619. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1363624132 accessed: 24 November, 2017

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Michel de Montaigne
philosopher, Writer

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mass in Lucca cathedral

Experience Information

Date/Time 15 September, 1580
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in the company of others, in public

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Wed, 27 Nov 2013 18:00:57 +0000