Lowell Mason in Cathedral Church of St Paul the Apostle - early January, 1852

from Musical letters from Abroad, pages 14-15:

In the afternoon of Sunday, we again attended the cathedral service. The officiating canon and the choir went through it with the speed of railroad travelling, and if that is well done which is done quickly, then this was well indeed. But the idea of worship in such a service, who would think of it, or suppose for a moment that confession, supplication, thanksgiving and adoration, had any part or lot in the matter.

cite as

Lowell Mason, Musical letters from Abroad. In Musical Letters from Abroad (New York, 1854), p. 14-15. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1448038356234 accessed: 22 April, 2024

location of experience: Cathedral Church of St Paul the Apostle


Lowell Mason
Musician, Composer

Listening to

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performance of 'unknown music'

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 16:52:36 +0000
Approved on Tue, 14 Mar 2017 13:15:17 +0000