Mary Fairfax Greig Somerville in Rome - 1817

from Memoir of Mary Somerville, Winter 1817, page 122:

I heard more good music during this first visit to Rome than I ever did after; for besides that usual in St. Peter's, there was an Academia every week, where Marcello's Psalms were sung in concert by a number of male voices, besides other concerts, private and public.
cite as

Mary Fairfax Greig Somerville, Memoir of Mary Somerville, Winter 1817. In Martha Somerville (ed.), Personal Recollections, from Early Life to Old Age, of Mary Somerville: With Selections from her Correspondence (London, 1873), p. 122. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1392051811663 accessed: 23 November, 2017

location of experience: Rome

Listeners

Mary Fairfax Greig Somerville
scientist
1780-1872

Listening to

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sacred music in St Peter's
psalms of Marcello
written by Benedetto Marcello

Experience Information

Date/Time 1817
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in the company of others, in public

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Mon, 10 Feb 2014 17:03:31 +0000