Charles Burney in Franciscan church, Naples - 17 October, 1770

from Music, men and manners in France and Italy, 1770 / Charles Burney, pages 160-1:

After dinner to music at the Franciscan's church - where the 3 conservatorios were to furnish music and musicians for a great festival of 8 successive days... The band was very numerous, consisting of above 100 voices and instruments, in a long occasional gallery totally covered with gold and silver gilding. Tho’ the band seemed a very good one, and the leader very careful and attentive, yet by its great length it was impossible the performers could always be together. The composition which in many movements was admirable, was by Signor Gennaro Manni, who beat …   more >>

cite as

Charles Burney, and Herbert Edmund Poole (ed.), Music, men and manners in France and Italy, 1770 / Charles Burney (London, 1974), p. 160-1. accessed: 25 May, 2024

location of experience: Franciscan church, Naples


Charles Burney
musicologist, Musician, Writer

Listening to

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Sacred music
written by Gennaro Manni

Experience Information

Date/Time 17 October, 1770
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Gorwel Owen on Fri, 16 Oct 2015 11:16:08 +0100
Approved on Tue, 17 Nov 2015 11:55:28 +0000