The Guests at the Papal Coronation 1823 et al. in Rome - 5 September, 1823

from A Memoir of Baron Bunsen Volume 1, pages 216-217:

The Coronation took place on Sunday, 5th September, and the performance by the whole Choir of the Papal Chapel of the ' Tu es Petrus ' of Palestrina, can hardly have been forgotten by any one of the probably few survivors of that grand solemnity. As the music through the ear seized upon the whole soul, so did the eye meanwhile revel in the various combinations of architecture with animated, not to say impassioned, humanity, under that mellow light disclosing with vivid clearness all form and colour without either glare or haze, in the unearthly effect peculiar to St. Peter's.
cite as

Baroness von Bunsen, A Memoir of Baron Bunsen Volume 1 (London, 1868), p. 216-217. accessed: 14 April, 2024

location of experience: Rome


Baron von Bunsen
Diplomat, scholar, diplomat, Theologian

Listening to

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Tu es Petrus
written by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
performed by The Papal Choir

Experience Information

Date/Time 5 September, 1823
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others

Originally submitted by Gill on Mon, 08 Jun 2015 15:42:47 +0100
Approved on Thu, 17 Sep 2015 16:13:42 +0100