The Mourners at the ceremony of Absolution for Pope Pius V11 et al. in Rome - 1823

from A Memoir of Baron Bunsen Volume 1, page 211:

At the last and most solemn of the nine days' obsequies, the glorious 'Requiem' of Pittoni was sung, with still greater effect than in the Sistina, although by the same singers. The ceremony of Absolution was performed by five Cardinals,—the deceased having been Pope, Cardinal, Archbishop, Priest, and Deacon : the five went in procession, followed by the singers, who performed a passage from a psalm, or an anthem, after each Absolution : these exquisite pieces of music were heard to perfection.

cite as

Baroness von Bunsen, A Memoir of Baron Bunsen Volume 1 (London, 1868), p. 211. accessed: 24 June, 2024

location of experience: Rome


Baron von Bunsen
Diplomat, scholar, diplomat, Theologian

Listening to

hide composers
written by Pittoni, Giuseppe Verdi, Berlioz, Mozart
performed by The Papal Choir
Unknown Anthem
written by George Job Elvey
performed by The Papal Choir
Unknown Psalm performed by The Papal Choir

Experience Information

Date/Time 1823
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors

Originally submitted by Gill on Mon, 08 Jun 2015 15:25:15 +0100
Approved on Thu, 17 Sep 2015 16:01:58 +0100