Baron von Bunsen in Rome - early 20th Century

from A Memoir of Baron Bunsen Volume 1, page 145:

Letter from Bunsen to Lucke, Rome: 1st July 1818 - Now I maintain that the English Liturgy was constructed from a grand point of view, and adapted, with much wisdom, to the wants and to the people of that time, and that it represents Christian worship far more thoroughly than anything that I have seen in Germany, Holland, or Denmark. Singing is not excluded, on the contrary, in addition to that of the congregation, the ancient style of choral song has been retained, Tractus, Graduale, &c., used in the Church of Rome,—the simple grandeur of which mode of composition, from …   more >>

cite as

Baroness von Bunsen, A Memoir of Baron Bunsen Volume 1 (London, 1868), p. 145. accessed: 25 May, 2024

location of experience: Rome


Baron von Bunsen
Diplomat, scholar, diplomat, Theologian

Listening to

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Music of Marcello
written by Benedetto Marcello
Music of Palestrina
written by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

Experience Information

Date/Time early 20th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors

Originally submitted by Gill on Mon, 08 Jun 2015 12:43:17 +0100
Approved on Thu, 17 Sep 2015 15:30:33 +0100