Lowell Mason in Cathedral Church of St Paul the Apostle - in the beginning of 1853
from Musical letters from Abroad, page 300:
The organist at St. Paul's is a fine player. He played today as well as the canon read. He does not let himself and his instrument down to mere merry-making, or to a concert manner; but always preserves his own dignity and that of his instrument, and so plays as to promote the true end of music in worship. The contrast between the organ-playing of this morning and that which we heard on the last Sabbath, cannot be expressed in words.
Lowell Mason, Musical letters from Abroad. In Musical Letters from Abroad (New York, 1854), p. 300. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1461790279048 accessed: 2 March, 2024
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|in the beginning of 1853
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