Baroness 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.
cite as

Baroness 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 1 (London, 1879), p. 503. accessed: 16 June, 2024

location of experience: Gloucester Cathedral


Baroness von Bunsen
Painting, Writer

Listening to

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Anglican choral music

Experience Information

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

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