Lowell Mason in Grossmünster Zürich - early June, 1852

from Musical letters from Abroad, pages 138-9:

The great Cathedral, where we attended, and where Zwingli once preached, is as plain as plain can be. There are no carvings, paintings, crosses, statues, or anything ornamental; not even a leather cushion can be found, or the smallest piece of drapery about the pulpit or elsewhere. There is neither organ, choir nor any instrument of music. The seats in the centre of the main floor are of plain, hard boards, unpainted; this part of the house is occupied exclusively by women. The men are mostly in the gallery, which is divided into separate stalls, each for one person. Each stall has a seat …   more >>

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Lowell Mason, Musical letters from Abroad. In Musical Letters from Abroad (New York, 1854), p. 138-9. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1448359079273 accessed: 22 February, 2024

location of experience: Grossmünster Zürich


Lowell Mason
Musician, Composer

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Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by acusworth on Tue, 24 Nov 2015 09:57:59 +0000
Approved on Fri, 17 Mar 2017 19:14:30 +0000