William Beatty-Kingston in Rome - mid 19th Century

from Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, pages 102-103:

I have heard hundreds of masses with orchestral and organ accompaniments in Roman churches, and can confidently assert that nine-tenths of them were by old and comparatively obscure composers, such as Morales, Carpentrasso, Ruffo, Festa, Pierre de la Rue, Vittoria and Anerio, the remaining tenth being chiefly by ancient and distinguished writers; for example, Palestrina, Carissimi and Allegri. I do not remember hearing anything, belonging to this class of work, more modern than Jomelli and Paisiello. But, in the matter of voluntaries, almost unbounded …   more >>

cite as

William Beatty-Kingston, Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, volume 1 (London, 1887), p. 102-103. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1447277416900 accessed: 8 December, 2023

location of experience: Rome


William Beatty-Kingston
journalist, Librettist, memoirist, Translation

Experience Information

Date/Time mid 19th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Wed, 11 Nov 2015 21:30:18 +0000
Approved on Sun, 15 Nov 2015 11:40:28 +0000