Lowell Mason in St Nicholas Church, Leipzig - early May, 1852

from Musical letters from Abroad, pages 117-8:

I heard the congregation singing hymns of praise to-day; the loud organ led them on, binding all together, so that the voices were as the voice of one man; the grand chorus filled the house of the Lord; it seemed to say Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts! let the whole earth he filled with his glory; and I came away wishing that the people of America could hear it too, hear it until they should know what we mean when we speak of congregational singing, become sensible of its immense importance to their worshiping assemblies, and hasten to take the appropriate preparatory measures …   more >>

cite as

Lowell Mason, Musical letters from Abroad. In Musical Letters from Abroad (New York, 1854), p. 117-8. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1448316586529 accessed: 18 April, 2024

location of experience: St Nicholas Church, Leipzig


Lowell Mason
Musician, Composer

Listening to

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unknown hymn

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by acusworth on Mon, 23 Nov 2015 22:09:46 +0000
Approved on Thu, 16 Mar 2017 08:07:11 +0000