Thomas Gray et al. in Santa Maria delle Vigne - between 21 November, 1739, 07:00:00 and some day at 00:00:00

from Letter from Thomas Gray to Richard West, 21 November 1739:

To-day was, luckily, a great festival, and in the morning we resorted to the church of the Madonna delle Vigne, to put up our little orisons; (I believe I forgot to tell you, that we have been sometime converts to the holy Catholic church) we found our Lady richly dreſsed out, with a crown of diamonds on her own head, another upon the child's, and a constellation of wax lights burning before them: Shortly after came the Doge, in his robes of crimson damask, and a cap of the same, followed by the Senate in black. Upon his approach began a fine concert of music, and among the rest two eunuchs' …   more >>
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Thomas Gray, Letter from Thomas Gray to Richard West, 21 November 1739. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1386177640188 accessed: 21 November, 2017 (The Bodleian Library, Oxford)

location of experience: Santa Maria delle Vigne

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sacred choral music including parts for two castrati

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Date/Time between 21 November, 1739, 07:00:00 and some day at 00:00:00
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in the company of others, in public

Originally submitted by Simon Brown on Tue, 10 Dec 2013 14:30:31 +0000