Joseph Forsyth in Florence - early 19th Century
from Remarks on antiquities, arts and letters during an excursion in Italy in the years 1802 and 1803, pages 444-446:
I went with some ladies to see a nun at St. Domenico's convent. […] While admiring the high altar, I heard the nuns, unseen, begin their vespers, which they chanted divinely; the distance, the seclusion, the quality of those noble ladies, made it more interesting. In the midst of rich architecture, twelve large jasper columns, rilievi in bronze, paintings of Luca Giordano, and a church hung with embroidered satin for the approaching festival of the saint,—I had no eyes till the music ceased.
Joseph Forsyth, Remarks on antiquities, arts and letters during an excursion in Italy in the years 1802 and 1803 (London, 1816), p. 444-446. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1513778631803 accessed: 3 February, 2023
Listening tohide composers
|Vespers||performed by Italian nuns|
|Date/Time||early 19th Century|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|