Lowell Mason in St Thomas' Church, Leipzig - late February, 1852

from Musical letters from Abroad, page 52:

The organ appears large, and shows in its outside front (as nearly as I could estimate) two hundred and thirty pipes. These are not gilded, as with us, but are of the natural color of the metal. The choir for the ordinary service consists of a few boys; perhaps a man or two, though I believe usually only boys. By the ordinary service, I mean that which includes no music except singing of the hymns, or chorales, which is always done by all the people. There is always an introductory motette sung by the choir, without any accompaniment; and when this is sung there is an extra choir, numbering…   more >>

cite as

Lowell Mason, Musical letters from Abroad. In Musical Letters from Abroad (New York, 1854), p. 52. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1448280673594 accessed: 29 May, 2024

location of experience: St Thomas' Church, Leipzig


Lowell Mason
Musician, Composer

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Experience Information

Date/Time late February, 1852
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by acusworth on Mon, 23 Nov 2015 12:11:13 +0000
Approved on Tue, 14 Mar 2017 14:09:51 +0000