Amy Fay in Berlin - late October, 1872

from Music-Study in Germany: The Classic Memoir of the Romantic Era, page 179:

We waited until the end of the service, as it was a short one, in order to hear the eight rounds of firing by the artillery. It was interesting to see how exactly they all fired the instant the signal was given. First the musketry on one side, and then the musketry on the other, in answer to it. The officers galloped and curveted about on their fiery steeds, and finally, the cannon went boom—boom. The sharp crack of the rifles made you start, but the sullen roar of the cannon made you shudder. It gave you some idea of a battle.

cite as

Amy Fay, Music-Study in Germany: The Classic Memoir of the Romantic Era (2011), p. 179. accessed: 24 February, 2024

location of experience: Berlin


Amy Fay

Experience Information

Date/Time late October, 1872
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public


Funeral of Prince Albrecht.

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Mon, 23 Feb 2015 17:13:18 +0000
Approved on Fri, 21 Aug 2015 15:03:34 +0100