Frances von Bunsen in Gloucester Cathedral - March, 1839

from Letter from Baroness Bunsen to Heinrich Abeken, 4 March 1839, page 503:

I stayed over Sunday [in Gloucester] at the Bishop's, saw my good cousin [the Bishop], in robes, lawn sleeves, and wig, go into the cathedral, and enjoyed the cathedral service in perfection in that magnificent building. The organ was fine, the choir good, and the chaunting left nothing to wish for but that it had been (after the fashion of S. Salvatore in Maximis) much slower than the custom retained with too much exactness from Roman-Catholic times.
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Frances von Bunsen, Letter from Baroness Bunsen to Heinrich Abeken, 4 March 1839. In Augustus Hare (ed.), The Life and Letters of Frances Baroness Bunsen, volume 2 (London, 1879), p. 503. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1382974638588 accessed: 22 September, 2017

location of experience: Gloucester Cathedral

Listeners

Frances von Bunsen
Writer, Painting
1791-1876

Listening to

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Anglican choral music

Experience Information

Date/Time March, 1839
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in the company of others, in public

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Wed, 04 Dec 2013 17:29:30 +0000