Marie Bashkirtseff in Russia - September, 1876

from The Journal of Marie Bashkirtseff, pages 211-212, pages 211-212:

At the station...[t]here was an enormous crowd, because fifty-seven volunteers were leaving for Servia....They pushed, and drove, and shouted, and I was looking on, when I stopped short, for all at once there arose the sound of a choir of boys voices, more beautiful and purer than any woman's. They were chanting an anthem, and seemed like an angelic choir. They were the Archbishop's choristers, praying for the volunteers. Every one uncovered his head, and the tuneful voices in so divine a harmony took my breath away; and when they had finished, and I saw everybody clapping their …   more >>
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The Journal of Marie Bashkirtseff, pages 211-212. In Marie Bashkirtseff, and Griselda Pollock and Roszika Parker (ed.), The Journal of Marie Bashkirtseff (London, 1985), p. 211-212. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1383845227656 accessed: 3 December, 2021

location of experience: Russia

Listeners

Marie Bashkirtseff
Artist
1858-1884

Listening to

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Boje, zaria chrani performed by choristers
anthem performed by choristers

Experience Information

Date/Time September, 1876
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Thu, 07 Nov 2013 17:31:43 +0000