Lowell Mason in Worcester Cathedral - early January, 1852

from Musical letters from Abroad, pages 13-14:

On Sunday morning, at 11 o’clock, we attended divine service in the parish church of St. Nicholas, Rev. Mr. Havergal rector. The exercises commenced by a few measures as a voluntary, or rather prelude, and the “giving out” the tune on the organ, after which all the congregation united in a single stanza sung to the old tune called “Tallis’s Evening Hymn.” The hymn was not read nor named, but it appeared to be a common thing for the worship to commence in the use of a stanza well known, always the same, and to the same tune. It was a hearty commencement, …   more >>

cite as

Lowell Mason, Musical letters from Abroad. In Musical Letters from Abroad (New York, 1854), p. 13-14. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1448038101349 accessed: 27 January, 2023

location of experience: Worcester Cathedral


Lowell Mason
Musician, Composer

Listening to

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Evening Hymn
written by Thomas Tallis

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 16:48:21 +0000
Approved on Tue, 14 Mar 2017 13:14:16 +0000