Lowell Mason in St George's, Bloomsbury - mid September, 1852

from Musical letters from Abroad, page 256:

Rev. Mr. Villiers, the clergyman of this parish, is not only a very popular, but a very excellent and evangelical preacher; he has a large congregation, and the service throughout, on Sabbath last, was highly interesting. Of course the common Episcopal liturgy is used. The psalms are read, but at the end of each psalm, as is very common here, the Gloria Patri is chanted. The Canticles are chanted; though this day the “Jubilate Deo” was sung in anthem form by the whole congregation. The music was very plain, and rather quick; that is, about as quick as it is convenient to speak …   more >>

cite as

Lowell Mason, Musical letters from Abroad. In Musical Letters from Abroad (New York, 1854), p. 256. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1448923619461 accessed: 21 June, 2024

location of experience: St George's, Bloomsbury


Lowell Mason
Musician, Composer

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 Mon, 30 Nov 2015 22:46:59 +0000
Approved on Sun, 19 Mar 2017 08:00:48 +0000