Joseph Forsyth in Siena - early 19th Century
from Remarks on antiquities, arts and letters during an excursion in Italy in the years 1802 and 1803, page 110:
The pope had reserved for this great festival the Beatification of Peter, a Senese comb-maker, whom the church had neglected to canonize till now. Poor Peter was honoured with all the solemnity of music, high-mass, an officiating cardinal, a florid panegyric, pictured angels bearing his tools to heaven, and combing their own hair as they soared; but he received five hundred years ago a greater honour than all, a verse of praise from Dante.
Joseph Forsyth, Remarks on antiquities, arts and letters during an excursion in Italy in the years 1802 and 1803 (London, 1816), p. 110. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1513778386504 accessed: 4 March, 2024
Listening tohide composers
|Catholic ceremonial music
|early 19th Century
|in the company of others, in public