Thomas Ryan in Boston - in the beginning of the 1850's

from Recollections of an old musician, page 151:


[Rev. Thomas Starr King, pastor of the Hollis Street Church] was passionately fond of music. I remember that when Mr. J. Trenkle was organist of the church, it was part of the musical programme that after the second hymn the organist should make an extensive improvisation or play some set piece of fine music. Mr. King believed it was as worthy a jubilate as any human speech could utter; and that good music, artistically given attuned his moral and mental faculties to a fine spiritual state, and invigorated him for the sermon yet to be delivered.

cite as

Thomas Ryan, Recollections of an old musician (New York City, 1899), p. 151. accessed: 23 June, 2024

location of experience: Boston


Thomas Ryan

Listening to

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Hymns performed by Mr J Trenkle

Experience Information

Date/Time in the beginning of the 1850's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Jo Reardon on Wed, 16 Dec 2015 13:57:27 +0000
Approved on Tue, 23 Feb 2016 14:43:30 +0000