Charles Burney in Chiesa Nuova, Rome - 11 November, 1770

from Music, men and manners in France and Italy, 1770 / Charles Burney, page 201:

From thence I went... to the Chiesa Nuova to hear an oratorio in that church where that kind of drama first took its rise. There are two galleries – in one an organ and in the other a harpsichord – and in the former the service was begun by the vespers in 4 parts a la Palestrina – then the Salve Regina a voce sola, after that, prayers, and then a little boy not above 6 years old mounted the pulpit and delivered a discourse by way of sermon which he had got by heart, and which was made truely ridiculous by the vehicle thro’ which it passed. Then the …   more >>

cite as

Charles Burney, and Herbert Edmund Poole (ed.), Music, men and manners in France and Italy, 1770 / Charles Burney (London, 1974), p. 201. accessed: 20 May, 2024

location of experience: Chiesa Nuova, Rome


Charles Burney
musicologist, Musician, Writer

Listening to

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written by Casali
performed by Cristofero
Salve Regina

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by Gorwel Owen on Thu, 22 Oct 2015 14:34:07 +0100
Approved on Fri, 30 Oct 2015 17:36:15 +0000