Pius IX et al. in Rome - 31 December, 1869

from Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, page 103:

I was particularly struck with some startling contrasts of this kind [organ voluntaries] afforded by a splendid performance given in honour of the Bambino — an effigy of the Infant Saviour usually kept in the church of Ara Coeli — at which I was fortunate enough to be present on New Year's Eve, 1869, during a brief interval between two important sessions of the (Ecumenical Council. To this function, celebrated in the Gesù, one of the most gorgeous fanes in Christendom, all the Royal personages then in Rome had been specially invited. Pius IX. himself sang mass, and …   more >>

cite as

William Beatty-Kingston, Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, volume 1 (London, 1887), p. 103. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1447278005616 accessed: 18 May, 2022

location of experience: Rome

Listeners

Pius IX
Pope
1792-1878
William Beatty-Kingston
journalist, Librettist, memoirist, Translation
1837-1900

Experience Information

Date/Time 31 December, 1869
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Wed, 11 Nov 2015 21:40:26 +0000
Approved on Sun, 15 Nov 2015 11:41:26 +0000