Lowell Mason in Moravian Church, London - October, 1852

from Musical letters from Abroad, page 290:

We attended the Moravian church with the expectation of finding a cultivated state of psalmody, with perhaps motets, chants and anthems. We have long known of the musical works and efforts of Rev. Mr. Latrobe, Moravian minister, whose six volumes of Church music are very valuable, and also something of his son, who is the author of the very valuable volume known as “Latrobe on Church Music.” But the glory has departed from the Moravian chapel. The congregation was small, and the singing was drawled out very heavily. They have a small organ, poorly played; between every line was …   more >>

cite as

Lowell Mason, Musical letters from Abroad. In Musical Letters from Abroad (New York, 1854), p. 290. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1449011929492 accessed: 12 April, 2024

location of experience: Moravian Church, London


Lowell Mason
Musician, Composer

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Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by acusworth on Tue, 01 Dec 2015 23:18:49 +0000
Approved on Sun, 19 Mar 2017 13:53:20 +0000