Charles Dickens in Rome - 1845

from Pictures from Italy, pages 153-154, pages 153-154:

On the Thursday [of Holy Week], we went to see the Pope convey the Sacrament from the Sistine chapel, to deposit it in the Capella Paolina, another chapel in the Vatican; - a ceremony emblematical of the entombment of the Saviour before His Resurrection. We waited in a great gallery with a great crowd of people (three-fourths of them English) for an hour or so, while they were chaunting the Miserere, in the Sistine chapel again. Both chapels opened out of the gallery; and the general attention was concentrated on the occasional opening and shutting of the door of the one for which the Pope was…   more >>
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Pictures from Italy, pages 153-154. In Charles Dickens , and Kate Flint (ed.), Pictures from Italy (1998), p. 153-154. accessed: 10 December, 2023

location of experience: Rome


Charles Dickens

Listening to

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written by Allegri
performed by choir of St Peter's Rome

Experience Information

Date/Time 1845
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Thu, 28 Nov 2013 16:48:12 +0000