Lowell Mason in Worcester Cathedral - early January, 1852

from Musical letters from Abroad, pages 12-13:

We attended the daily service on Saturday, at 3 o'clock. The prayers, litany, &c. were all intoned or recited to the plain chant of the canons of the cathedral, with the usual responses by the choir. The psalms for the day were chanted by the choir, consisting of sixteen or eighteen boys and men, who also sung the canticles set in the service or anthem form, by Dr. Nares.

The chanting was poor enough, at least, for three reasons: 1st. Great rapidity of utterance. 2d. No two members of the choir kept together. 3d. The enunciation of the words was so careless that it was with …   more >>

cite as

Lowell Mason, Musical letters from Abroad. In Musical Letters from Abroad (New York, 1854), p. 12-13. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1448037533268 accessed: 4 December, 2021

location of experience: Worcester Cathedral

Listeners

Lowell Mason
Musician, Composer
1792-1872

Listening to

hide composers
unknown music
written by Nares

Experience Information

Date/Time early January, 1852
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by acusworth on Fri, 20 Nov 2015 16:38:53 +0000
Approved on Tue, 14 Mar 2017 13:10:58 +0000