Lowell Mason in St Peter's Church, Leipzig - 24 March, 1852

from Musical letters from Abroad, page 89:

I attended service there [St Peter's Church, Leipzig] this afternoon. At the precise hour the organ prelude commenced; it continued two minutes, and the first Lied immediately followed. There was no introit, or introductory motette as in the Nicolai and Thomas churches. The choir consisted of three boys and two men; and beside these, the organist, another person walking about in the organ loft, and myself, there was but one person present — a goodly old lady; so that when the service commenced, the congregation in fact consisted of but one woman. It reminded me of the clergyman who, …   more >>

cite as

Lowell Mason, Musical letters from Abroad. In Musical Letters from Abroad (New York, 1854), p. 89. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1448311811907 accessed: 27 January, 2023

location of experience: St Peter's Church, Leipzig


Lowell Mason
Musician, Composer

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Experience Information

Date/Time 24 March, 1852
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by acusworth on Mon, 23 Nov 2015 20:50:13 +0000
Approved on Thu, 16 Mar 2017 07:38:36 +0000