Alexander Mackenzie in Florence - the 1880's

from A Musician's Narrative , page 100:

On the first afternoon of possession, I laid myself down to enjoy a nap, out of which I awakened by a weird, softly-sustained, very deep and melancholy sounds. Floating upwards, these seemingly unearthly voices continued–ill and nervous as I was–to astonish and agitate me. Was I out of my senses, or had I passed into the Unknown during sleep? If so, these low B flats were certainly not of an angelic kind. "And hark! I hear a singing; yet, in sooth, I cannot of that music rightly say whether I hear, or touch, or taste the tones!" Thus the Soul in Gerontius. Presently, the information that …   more >>
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Alexander Mackenzie, A Musician's Narrative (London, 1927), p. 100. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1431463380030 accessed: 26 September, 2021

location of experience: Florence

Listeners

Alexander Mackenzie
Violinist
1847-1935

Listening to

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Russian Church music

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1880's
Medium live
Listening Environment in private, indoors, solitary

Originally submitted by gkw on Tue, 12 May 2015 21:43:00 +0100
Approved on Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:41:03 +0100