John Chetwode Eustace in St Peter's, Rome - early 19th Century

from A Classical Tour through Italy, pages 368-369:


The chaunt or music used by the papal choir, and indeed in most catholic cathedrals and abbey churches is, excepting in some instances, ancient. Gregory the Great, though not the author of it, collected it into a body and gave it the form in which it now appears. The chaunt of the psalms is simple and affecting, composed of Lydian, Phrygian, and other Greek and Roman tunes, …   more >>

cite as

Rev. John Chetwode Eustace, A Classical Tour through Italy, volume 1 (London, 1819), p. 368-369. accessed: 19 April, 2024

location of experience: St Peter's, Rome


John Chetwode Eustace
Roman Catholic priest, travel writer

Listening to

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The chaunt of the psalms performed by Papal Choir

Experience Information

Date/Time early 19th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Fri, 12 Jan 2018 13:18:29 +0000
Approved on Wed, 14 Mar 2018 15:26:20 +0000