Lowell Mason in L'Oratoire, Paris - early July, 1852

from Musical letters from Abroad, page 155:

We attended, last Sabbath, the Church “De l’oratoire,” one of the old Calvinistic churches of France. The church contained a good-sized organ, which was indifferently played. There was no choir. The organ led, and was followed by a very nasal precentor’s voice, with a few of the congregation joining in humming under tone;- one of the worst specimens of Congregational singing we have heard, yet interesting by association, for it carried us in imagination to our home country (beloved) where we have sometimes heard similar attempts. At this, and the associate churches, …   more >>

cite as

Lowell Mason, Musical letters from Abroad. In Musical Letters from Abroad (New York, 1854), p. 155. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1448369133400 accessed: 30 May, 2024

location of experience: L'Oratoire, Paris


Lowell Mason
Musician, Composer

Listening to

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unknown church music

Experience Information

Date/Time early July, 1852
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by acusworth on Tue, 24 Nov 2015 12:45:34 +0000
Approved on Fri, 17 Mar 2017 19:38:00 +0000