Lowell Mason in Grote Kerk, Haarlem - in the beginning of 1853

from Musical letters from Abroad, page 303:

Everybody has heard of the Haarlem Organ. It was for many years the largest in the world, and is famed for its size the world over. We thought it as good as it is great, and listened to its tones with delight. It is indeed very powerful, but its full power is seldom heard, and never in public worship. There are now several organs as large, or larger; for example, the organ in the Town Hall, at Birmingham; but although the Haarlem organ is now equaled in size, and although various improvements (especially within a few years past) have been made both in action and in pipes, yet there is …   more >>

cite as

Lowell Mason, Musical letters from Abroad. In Musical Letters from Abroad (New York, 1854), p. 303. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1462037999108 accessed: 7 October, 2022

location of experience: Grote Kerk, Haarlem

Listeners

Lowell Mason
Musician, Composer
1792-1872

Listening to

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unknown 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 Sat, 30 Apr 2016 18:39:59 +0100
Approved on Sun, 19 Mar 2017 14:11:55 +0000