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.

cite as

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

location of experience: England

Listeners

Lowell Mason
Musician, Composer
1792-1872

Experience Information

Date/Time mid 19th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by acusworth on Wed, 27 Apr 2016 18:13:13 +0100
Approved on Sun, 19 Mar 2017 14:02:59 +0000