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

from Musical letters from Abroad, page 15:

We have had opportunity to attend but one public religious service in London, in the daily cathedral service at St. Paul’s. It was nearly the same as at the Worcester cathedral. The choir is a little larger, but the same irreverent hurrying prevails. The manner of treating the cadences in the chant I like, for there is no singing, drawling style, but the tones are short and words quickly spoken; but with respect to the chanting in other respects, or in general, it is all confused, inarticulate, rapid and unsatisfactory — still it is not relatively, perhaps, much quicker than the…   more >>

cite as

Lowell Mason, Musical letters from Abroad. In Musical Letters from Abroad (New York, 1854), p. 15. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1448038803075 accessed: 15 April, 2024

location of experience: Cathedral Church of St Paul the Apostle


Lowell Mason
Musician, Composer

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Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by acusworth on Fri, 20 Nov 2015 17:00:03 +0000
Approved on Tue, 14 Mar 2017 13:16:47 +0000