Lowell Mason - in the beginning of 1853

from Musical letters from Abroad, page 300:

The contrast between the organ-playing of this morning and that which we heard on the last Sabbath, cannot be expressed in words. It was at a popular chapel attached to a large establishment where poor children are cared for and protected, and which is much visited by strangers coming to London. Here the organ-playing is frivolous, light and trifling, we had almost said, as is Jullien's Quadrille Orchestra in Drury Lane. It is amazing that any one who has musical knowledge should so pervert the powers of his instrument. But yet the organist has fine powers of execution; he plays with a…   more >>

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/1461790554025 accessed: 25 June, 2024


Lowell Mason
Musician, Composer

Listening to

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Why do the nations
written by George Frideric Handel
Let us break their bands
written by George Frideric Handel

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 21:55:54 +0100
Approved on Sun, 19 Mar 2017 14:06:39 +0000