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

from Musical letters from Abroad, page 88:

[I]s congregational singing desirable? Go with me to the Nicolai Church in Leipzig, and look down from the upper gallery upon a congregation of fifteen hundred or two thousand persons; see them with hymn books open, apparently unconscious of those around, listen to their rough and uncultivated voices, in time and tune, or out of time and tune, joining with the loud pealings of the deep diapasons, rolling through the arches of the great building, and filling the whole with a mighty chorus of sound; mark the movings of your own spirit, and you will not need an answer to the question from …   more >>

cite as

Lowell Mason, Musical letters from Abroad. In Musical Letters from Abroad (New York, 1854), p. 88. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1448311594480 accessed: 28 January, 2023

location of experience: St Nicholas Church, Leipzig

Listeners

Lowell Mason
Musician, Composer
1792-1872

Listening to

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unknown church music

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by acusworth on Mon, 23 Nov 2015 20:46:34 +0000
Approved on Thu, 16 Mar 2017 07:37:40 +0000