Lowell Mason in Cathedral Church of St Paul the Apostle - early January, 1852
from Musical letters from Abroad, page 16:
I have omitted to mention one important point in the use of the organ, both at the parish church and at the cathedral in Worcester. It was this, viz.: the closing voluntary, in both cases, consisted of an introduction and fugue played in excellent style. How noble and elevating is the fugue; this most learned and most interesting style of music is admirably adapted to the organ, and no person ought to be regarded as an organist who cannot play with a clear and distinct articulation, a strict fugue — yea, even a Bach!
Lowell Mason, Musical letters from Abroad. In Musical Letters from Abroad (New York, 1854), p. 16. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1448039370049 accessed: 28 February, 2024
Listening tohide composers
|preludes and fugues
|early January, 1852
|in the company of others, indoors, in public