Lowell Mason in St Nicholas' Church, Leipzig - early March, 1852

from Musical letters from Abroad, pages 67-9:

The first service commenced at 8 o’clock in the morning; and as the mornings are short and dark in the winter season, it requires some effort to be punctual. The church is a large one, and the stone walls and uncushioned seats are very cold, yet is there no fire found there, save the burning candles on the altar, which, though they shed some light around, afford no warmth. It is not a Papal, but a Protestant church; the Lutherans use the crucifix, candles, &c., though less than the Romanists. There are two galleries, one rising high above the other, each capable of containing, …   more >>

cite as

Lowell Mason, Musical letters from Abroad. In Musical Letters from Abroad (New York, 1854), p. 67-9. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1448287306770 accessed: 7 February, 2023

location of experience: St Nicholas' Church, Leipzig


Lowell Mason
Musician, Composer

Listening to

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unknown church music

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by acusworth on Mon, 23 Nov 2015 14:01:48 +0000
Approved on Thu, 16 Mar 2017 07:31:39 +0000