Samuel Pepys in St James's - 21 September, 1662

from Diary of Samuel Pepys, 21 September 1662, page 225:

Lords day. Got up betimes and walked [towards] St. James's. The Queene coming by in her coach, going to her chapel at St. James's (the first time it hath been ready for her), I crowded after her and got up to the room where her closet is and there stood and saw - the fine Alter, ornaments, and the fryers in their habits and the priests come in with their fine Copes. And many other very fine things. I heard their Musique too; which may be good, but it did not appear so to me, neither as to their manner of singing nor was it good Concord to my eares, whatever the matter was.
cite as

Samuel Pepys, Diary of Samuel Pepys, 21 September 1662. In Robert Latham and William Matthews (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys : a selection (London, 2003), p. 225. accessed: 22 May, 2024

location of experience: St James's


Samuel Pepys
Member of Parliament, Diarist, Naval officer

Listening to

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17th-century sacred music performed by St. James's Palace chapel choir

Experience Information

Date/Time 21 September, 1662
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Wed, 06 Aug 2014 00:14:16 +0100