Peter Smart in Durham Cathedral - 1630

from A Catalogue of Superstitions and Innovations, page 9:

Our Durhamers ... have been so eager upon piping and singing, that in stead of the Morning Prayer at 6. of the clock, which was wont to be read distinctly and plainly, for Schotlers, and Artificers before they began their work, they brought in a solemne Service, with singing and Organs, Sackbuts and Cornets, little whereof could be understood of the people, neither would they suffer them Sacrament to be administred without a continuall noise of Musick, both instrumentall and vocal, to the great disturbance of these holy actions.
cite as

Peter Smart, A Catalogue of Superstitions and Innovations (London, 1642), p. 9. accessed: 28 February, 2024

location of experience: Durham Cathedral


Peter Smart
cleric, senior prebendary at Durham Cathedral

Listening to

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Choral morning prayer at Durham Cathedral

Experience Information

Date/Time 1630
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors

Originally submitted by th4 on Thu, 20 Feb 2014 15:54:07 +0000