Lowell Mason in Birmingham - early September, 1852

from Musical letters from Abroad, pages 199-200:

There is an organ in Mr. James’ church, and also a choir; two things indispensable to the best results in church music. The organ was well played, yet not always with sufficient strength to support and guide the congregation.


The choir in Mr. James’ church did not seem to be much in advance of the people in the manner of their performance; they tried to help the organ to lead, but no choir piece, either tune or anthem, was attempted by them. There was no chanting, as there is in many of the London churches, and metrical psalmody was the only form of …   more >>

cite as

Lowell Mason, Musical letters from Abroad. In Musical Letters from Abroad (New York, 1854), p. 199-200. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1448920858487 accessed: 7 February, 2023

location of experience: Birmingham


Lowell Mason
Musician, Composer

Listening to

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St Paul's
St Anne

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by acusworth on Mon, 30 Nov 2015 22:00:59 +0000
Approved on Sun, 19 Mar 2017 07:51:36 +0000