Charles Burney in Convent of Saint Ursula, Rome - 11 November, 1770, in the morning

from Music, men and manners in France and Italy, 1770 / Charles Burney, pages 199-200:

I went this morning to the convent of Saint Ursula to see the ceremony of a nun take the veil... I was close to the alter and saw and heard every word that was uttered. The 1st ceremony was saying mass – then came Cardinal de Rossi in great state, while the organ was playing and mass was singing with instruments, all performed by nuns and ladies of the convent in the organ loft – the music was very pretty, but ill performed – the organ was bad and too powerful for the band. [...] [M]ore pretty music badly performed, the organ playing all the sinfonies and…   more >>

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Charles Burney, and Herbert Edmund Poole (ed.), Music, men and manners in France and Italy, 1770 / Charles Burney (London, 1974), p. 199-200. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1445519679731 accessed: 13 August, 2022

location of experience: Convent of Saint Ursula, Rome

Listeners

Charles Burney
musicologist, Musician, Writer
1726-1814

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Mass

Experience Information

Date/Time 11 November, 1770, in the morning
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Gorwel Owen on Thu, 22 Oct 2015 14:14:39 +0100
Approved on Fri, 30 Oct 2015 17:41:59 +0000