Frances von Bunsen in Rome - 1 September, 1823

from Letter from Baroness Bunsen to her mother Mrs Waddington, 20 Sept. 1823, pages 212-214:

20 Sept., 1823.... On Monday, the 1st September, I attended in St. Peter's the last and most solemn requiem-service for the deceased Pope [Pius VII].... I sat in the gallery appointed for the chiefs of the mission and their wives; all other persons, strangers or not... might take their chance as they could in the body of the church, which was on this occasion literally full, and filled with all that variety of costume which gives such a peculiar effect to a Roman crowd. Into the chapel nobody was allowed to enter, except the cardinals and prelates; the service was therefore undisturbed, the …   more >>
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Frances von Bunsen, Letter from Baroness Bunsen to her mother Mrs Waddington, 20 Sept. 1823. In Augustus Hare (ed.), The Life and Letters of Frances Baroness Bunsen, volume 2 (London, 1879), p. 212-214. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1373905133 accessed: 22 September, 2017

location of experience: Rome

Listeners

Frances von Bunsen
Writer, Painting
1791-1876

Listening to

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Requiem
written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Pittoni, Hector Berlioz, Giuseppe Verdi
military band music
Veni Creator Spiritus

Experience Information

Date/Time 1 September, 1823
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in the company of others, in public

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Wed, 04 Dec 2013 17:56:41 +0000