Lowell Mason in London - August, 1852

from Musical letters from Abroad, page 169:

But I am forgetting the psalmody. There is neither organ nor choir in Mr. Noel’s chapel. The singing is entirely Congregational, and is led by a precentor, who occupies a secondary pulpit in front of that of the minister, and who, in addition to his singing duties, reads the notices. He gives out the hymn, proclaiming its number, and also at the same time gives the name of the tune; then he reads a stanza which is immediately sung by all the people, and in like manner the succeeding stanzas are read and sung. It is not easy to see why the stanza is read before it is sung, since all …   more >>

cite as

Lowell Mason, Musical letters from Abroad. In Musical Letters from Abroad (New York, 1854), p. 169. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1448397101672 accessed: 4 July, 2022

location of experience: London

Listeners

Lowell Mason
Musician, Composer
1792-1872

Listening to

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unknown church music

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by acusworth on Tue, 24 Nov 2015 20:31:41 +0000
Approved on Fri, 17 Mar 2017 20:05:09 +0000