William Gardiner in Antwerp - 1827

from Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, page 551:

I set off early on the Sunday morning to be present at high mass in the cathedral at Antwerp...At the moment we entered not less than a hundred priests, monks and friars, with the whole population of Antwerp, were pacing round the exterior aisles of the church, many carrying large burning wax candles. The orchestra and organ were not used in this ceremony ; nothing but the voices, accompanied with a couple of serpents, chanting some gloomy strain of John de Muris. The scene was gorgeous and imposing.
cite as

William Gardiner, Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, volume 2 (London, January, 1838), p. 551. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1433967180494 accessed: 18 June, 2024

location of experience: Antwerp

Listeners

William Gardiner
Composer, Hosier
1770-1853

Experience Information

Date/Time 1827
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Wed, 10 Jun 2015 21:13:00 +0100
Approved on Thu, 15 Oct 2015 12:12:04 +0100