Lady Sydney Morgan in Rome - December, 1819

from Italy Volume 2, page 278:

 Our view of the high and splendid ceremonies of the Roman church began with the Christmas festivities of 1819. These were announced ten days before, by such symptoms as recall the same season of religious observance and sensual enjoyment in England. The first note of preparation appeared in the arrival of the Calabrian minstrels or pifferari, with their sylvan pipes (zampogne). The costume and appearance of these men closely resemble some groups in the Villa Albani; …   more >>

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Lady Sydney Morgan, Italy Volume 2, volume 2 (London, 1821), p. 278. accessed: 28 February, 2024

location of experience: Rome


Lady Sydney Morgan

Listening to

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Italian bagpipes performed by Calabrian minstrels (pifferari)

Experience Information

Date/Time December, 1819
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Fri, 12 Jan 2018 10:23:45 +0000
Approved on Wed, 28 Feb 2018 16:17:16 +0000