Lowell Mason in Antwerp - mid September, 1852

from Musical letters from Abroad, page 171:

[W]e left London on Thursday, 29th of July, at twelve o’clock, in the steamer for Antwerp, where we arrived at six the next morning. We stopped long enough to visit the Cathedral, and the Church of St. James, where we heard a part of a mass sung by the priests, with organ accompaniment. The effect was solemn at the early morning hour, but there was nothing in the performance peculiar, or differing from what one hears in all Roman Catholic places.

cite as

Lowell Mason, Musical letters from Abroad. In Musical Letters from Abroad (New York, 1854), p. 171. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1448397303768 accessed: 6 July, 2022

location of experience: Antwerp

Listeners

Lowell Mason
Musician, Composer
1792-1872

Listening to

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unknown church music

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by acusworth on Tue, 24 Nov 2015 20:35:03 +0000
Approved on Fri, 17 Mar 2017 20:06:09 +0000