Lowell Mason in London - at the end of 1852

from Musical letters from Abroad, pages 293-4:

The Wesleyan Chapel, Great Queen street, is a large building with double galleries. The Episcopal Church service is used, as it is in most of the Wesleyan congregations. The psalms were read by the minister, and intoned by the Precentor and others of the congregation, making a disagreeable mixture of speech and song. It was so likewise with other parts of the service, as the Lord's Prayer and the Creed. Four metrical hymns were sung, mostly to wretched tunes, and in a wretched manner. A small choir of boys surrounded the Precentor, but there was no organ. Next to me sat a young man who…   more >>

cite as

Lowell Mason, Musical letters from Abroad. In Musical Letters from Abroad (New York, 1854), p. 293-4. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1461671237429 accessed: 1 June, 2023

location of experience: London

Listeners

Lowell Mason
Musician, Composer
1792-1872

Listening to

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unknown church music

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by acusworth on Tue, 26 Apr 2016 12:47:17 +0100
Approved on Sun, 19 Mar 2017 13:58:36 +0000