Lowell Mason in Foundling Hospital, London - mid January, 1852

from Musical letters from Abroad, pages 18-9:

We were now permitted to follow, or rather to precede the children to their dining room. We took our stand in the boys’ room, and in a few minutes the two hundred little fellows marched into the room, and took their places at the tables in most perfect order. Four of the larger boys had clarionets in their hands, and, on a signal being given, the whole company folded their hands and shut their eyes and sang a grace, accompanied by the clarionets. This was the most affecting song of the day; it was indeed much aided by sight, but the effect was to "enforce tears" from many an eye. This…   more >>

cite as

Lowell Mason, Musical letters from Abroad. In Musical Letters from Abroad (New York, 1854), p. 18-9. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1448274893770 accessed: 28 July, 2021

location of experience: Foundling Hospital, London

Listeners

Lowell Mason
Musician, Composer
1792-1872

Listening to

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a grace

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by acusworth on Mon, 23 Nov 2015 10:34:54 +0000
Approved on Tue, 14 Mar 2017 13:26:36 +0000