Amy Fay in Berlin - April, 1870

from Music-Study in Germany: The Classic Memoir of the Romantic Era, pages 60-62:

We got to the church only twenty minutes before service began, and I confess I was rather daunted as I saw the swarms of people not only going in but coming out, hopeless of getting into the church. However, I determined to push on and see what the chances were, and with great difficulty we got up stairs.... At ten the choir began to sing a psalm. They sit directly over the chancel, and a gilded frame work conceals them completely from the congregation. They have a leader who conducts them, and they sing in most perfect time and tune, entirely without accompaniment. The voices are tender…   more >>
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Amy Fay, Music-Study in Germany: The Classic Memoir of the Romantic Era (2011), p. 60-62. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1422910354563 accessed: 25 September, 2021

location of experience: Berlin

Listeners

Amy Fay
Pianist
1844-1928

Listening to

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Choral psalms
written by Battishill, Frost, Nares, Tallis, Turle, Sir Joseph Barnby

Experience Information

Date/Time April, 1870
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Mon, 02 Feb 2015 20:52:34 +0000