James Russel in St Peter's, Rome - 23 January, 1735

from Letters from a young painter abroad to his friends in England. Adorned with copper plates. Volume 2, pages 62-63:

Their eminences the Cardinals, to the number of thirty two, in purple habits, which is their mourning, assisted at vespers, and at the office for the dead: all which were performed, by turns, by the mendicant friers [sic]; and the usual Absolution was sung by the choir of the convent, and that of the Pope's chapel.

 

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James Russel, Letters from a young painter abroad to his friends in England. Adorned with copper plates. Volume 2, volume 2 (London, 1750), p. 62-63. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1509103330381 accessed: 7 February, 2023

location of experience: St Peter's, Rome

Listeners

James Russel
Antiquary, Painter
17??-1763

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Singing--Catholic funeral procession performed by Pope's Chapel Choir, a convent choir

Experience Information

Date/Time 23 January, 1735
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Fri, 27 Oct 2017 12:22:10 +0100
Approved on Mon, 15 Jan 2018 10:08:02 +0000