William Beatty-Kingston in Rome - 31 December, 1869

from Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, page 104:

The Gesù is possessed of three organs, not very powerful or rich in combinations, but exquisitely sweet-toned and in perfect tune — at least, they were so sixteen years ago ; one in either wing, or arm of the cross in the shape of which the church is built; the third just above the main entrance opposite the high altar. On these charming instruments, for more than an hour before the Pontififs arrival at the church door, did three accomplished organists successively play voluntaries, movements from masses, and selections from familiar Italian …   more >>

cite as

William Beatty-Kingston, Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, volume 1 (London, 1887), p. 104. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1447278819749 accessed: 27 May, 2024

location of experience: Rome


William Beatty-Kingston
journalist, Librettist, memoirist, Translation

Listening to

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sacred and secular organ music

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 21:53:39 +0000
Approved on Sun, 15 Nov 2015 11:46:28 +0000