Lowell Mason in Birmingham - early September, 1852

from Musical letters from Abroad, page 201:

At half past 3 o’clock we attended the church of St. Martin’s (Episcopal). The congregation was small, and was (as we supposed from the application of almost every one who came in to the Beadleship for a seat) composed mostly of strangers. The service was dull and monotonous, no one appearing to manifest any other interest than a desire to get through. The chanting, however, was an exception, and was of a character somewhat new. It was almost exclusively instrumental, being performed on the organ. Of course, we could find no fault with the articulation of words, or the rapidity …   more >>

cite as

Lowell Mason, Musical letters from Abroad. In Musical Letters from Abroad (New York, 1854), p. 201. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1448921066520 accessed: 10 August, 2022

location of experience: Birmingham

Listeners

Lowell Mason
Musician, Composer
1792-1872

Listening to

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unknown church music

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 22:04:26 +0000
Approved on Sun, 19 Mar 2017 07:52:35 +0000