Edward Wright in Venice - in the beginning of the 1720's

from Some Observations made travelling through France, Italy etc., in the years 1720-1722, pages 62-63:

The Venetians are excessively lavish of their white Wax Tapers in their Processions, at their Night-Litanies, and at the Quaranta Hore; i. e. the Exposition of the Host for forty Hours, for the gaining of Indulgences. I have seen near five hundred lighted up at once over one Altar, rising Pyramid-wise, almost to the Top of the Church; and a glorious Shew it makes.…   more >>

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Edward Wright, Some Observations made travelling through France, Italy etc., in the years 1720-1722 (London, 1730), p. 62-63. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1515693542076 accessed: 13 November, 2018

location of experience: Venice

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Catholic ceremonial music

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Date/Time in the beginning of the 1720's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Thu, 11 Jan 2018 17:59:02 +0000
Approved on Fri, 09 Feb 2018 11:35:10 +0000