Dr John Moore in Basilica della Santa Casa, Loreto - late 18th Century

from A View of Society and Manners in Italy. Volume 1, page 304:

 

[Loretto, Italy]

Above a hundred masses are daily said in this Chapel, and in the church in which it stands. The music we heard in the Chapel was remarkably fine. A certain number of the chaplains are eunuchs, who perform the double duty of singing the offices in the choir, and saying masses at the altar.

cite as

Dr John Moore, A View of Society and Manners in Italy. Volume 1, volume 1 (London, 1795), p. 304. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1509097025932 accessed: 9 December, 2022

location of experience: Basilica della Santa Casa, Loreto

Listeners

Dr John Moore
man of letters, Physician
1729-1802

Listening to

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choir music performed by eunuchs

Experience Information

Date/Time late 18th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Fri, 27 Oct 2017 10:37:06 +0100
Approved on Mon, 08 Jan 2018 14:52:17 +0000