Charles Burney in Church of the Annunciation, Florence - 7 September, 1770

from Music, men and manners in France and Italy, 1770 / Charles Burney, page 112:

In the evening I heard vespers performed by a great number of priests and laymen with only a little organ, a violoncello and 2 violoni for accompaniment in the Church of the Annunciation - 'tis the vigil of that feast and a fair - the streets are very full and noisy, all the gay and young people seem to be in them. The music I heard sung to night was all in the old coral…   more >>

cite as

Charles Burney, and Herbert Edmund Poole (ed.), Music, men and manners in France and Italy, 1770 / Charles Burney (London, 1974), p. 112. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1444744421248 accessed: 27 October, 2021

location of experience: Church of the Annunciation, Florence

Listeners

Charles Burney
musicologist, Musician, Writer
1726-1814

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Vespers

Experience Information

Date/Time 7 September, 1770
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Gorwel Owen on Tue, 13 Oct 2015 14:53:41 +0100
Approved on Thu, 29 Oct 2015 13:58:51 +0000