Samuel Pepys in Westminster Abbey - 4 November, 1660

from Diary of Samuel Pepys, 4 November 1660, page 91:

Lords day. In the morn to our own church, where Mr. Mills did begin to nibble at the Common Prayer by saying "Glory be to the Father," &c after he had read the two psalms. But the people have beene so little used to it that they could not tell what to answer. After dinner to Westminster, where I went to my Lord; and having spoke with him, I went to the abby, where the first time that ever I heard the organs in a Cathedrall.
cite as

Samuel Pepys, Diary of Samuel Pepys, 4 November 1660. In Robert Latham and William Matthews (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys : a selection (London, 2003), p. 91. accessed: 22 April, 2024

location of experience: Westminster Abbey


Samuel Pepys
Member of Parliament, Diarist, Naval officer

Listening to

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Sacred music

Experience Information

Date/Time 4 November, 1660
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Sat, 09 Aug 2014 10:38:51 +0100