Lowell Mason in Frankfurt - mid June, 1852

from Musical letters from Abroad, page 148:

The building is in good taste and convenient, being in size and form much like one of our larger city churches. It is quite free, however, from all those appearances of finery, or attempts at display or show, which we sometimes see in our American churches, and which are always unbecoming; while, on the other hand, there is nothing of the rudeness or coarseness which is to be seen in some of the Swiss churches. It seats, probably, from 1,200 to 1,500 persons, and was, when we were present, quite full. The centre of the house, below, was occupied by women; and the outside or wall slips, by …   more >>

cite as

Lowell Mason, Musical letters from Abroad. In Musical Letters from Abroad (New York, 1854), p. 148. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1448359878707 accessed: 17 May, 2022

location of experience: Frankfurt

Listeners

Lowell Mason
Musician, Composer
1792-1872

Listening to

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unknown church music

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by acusworth on Tue, 24 Nov 2015 10:11:18 +0000
Approved on Fri, 17 Mar 2017 19:17:34 +0000