Lowell Mason in England - mid 19th Century
from Musical letters from Abroad, page 296:
It is but a few years since we had the honor of introducing chanting into some of the American churches (other than Episcopal) for the first time. At that time, perhaps some fifteen or twenty years ago, chanting had not been heard of in a dissenting congregation in England. Now it is common here to hear a congregation chant a Psalm. And it is often very well done, much better than we have often heard it by some four or six voices.
Lowell Mason, Musical letters from Abroad. In Musical Letters from Abroad (New York, 1854), p. 296. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1461777193721 accessed: 8 April, 2020
|Date/Time||mid 19th Century|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|