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.

cite as

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

location of experience: Cathedral Church of St Paul the Apostle


Lowell Mason
Musician, Composer

Listening to

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organ music

Experience Information

Date/Time in the beginning of 1853
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by acusworth on Wed, 27 Apr 2016 21:51:19 +0100
Approved on Sun, 19 Mar 2017 14:05:42 +0000