Lowell Mason in Saint-Roch, Paris - early July, 1852

from Musical letters from Abroad, pages 160-1:

On Sabbath morning, we attended the Roman Catholic service at St. Roch. Music receives more attention here than at, perhaps, any of the other Paris churches; and the whole mass was, to-day, quite well done. The choir, including ministers, boys, and all, numbered about fifty persons. There are two organs; a large one at the end of the gallery, occupying about the place in the house that organs generally do with us; and a smaller one in the choir, near the altar. This latter was used exclusively for accompaniment, and the former, or large one, was played only when some flourish of overture or…   more >>

cite as

Lowell Mason, Musical letters from Abroad. In Musical Letters from Abroad (New York, 1854), p. 160-1. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1448393918391 accessed: 5 February, 2023

location of experience: Saint-Roch, Paris


Lowell Mason
Musician, Composer

Listening to

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unknown church music

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by acusworth on Tue, 24 Nov 2015 19:38:39 +0000
Approved on Fri, 17 Mar 2017 19:45:20 +0000