Lowell Mason in Bloomsbury Baptist Chapel, London - in the beginning of 1853

from Musical letters from Abroad, pages 300-301:

Congregational chanting is very good in some of the non-conformist churches; it was really excellent in Rev. Mr. Brock's church this evening. The chant was in unison[. ...] Of course, the organist played full harmony. The fine old tune, Tallis, (Cantica Laudis, p. 307,) was sung to the 23d Psalm, 

"My shepherd will supply my need." 

The organ is very well played by an amateur; yet he has the habit of stopping his instrument at the end of each stanza, so as to break up all flow of melody. We hardly know a worse habit than this, which we have heard in several places …   more >>

cite as

Lowell Mason, Musical letters from Abroad. In Musical Letters from Abroad (New York, 1854), p. 300-301. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1461791817263 accessed: 7 October, 2022

location of experience: Bloomsbury Baptist Chapel, London

Listeners

Lowell Mason
Musician, Composer
1792-1872

Listening to

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A hymn
written by Thomas Tallis

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 22:16:57 +0100
Approved on Sun, 19 Mar 2017 14:07:21 +0000