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, page 448:

 

Saturday [the day after Good Friday] I went to the duomo: altar and throne were hung with black, which were presently transformed into cloth of gold. The Archbishop enters with jewelled mitre and crosier. Gloria in excelsis is sung. The organ, till then silent, strikes up. The pigeon sets fire to the car. All the bells in Florence, which had their clappers tied up for two days lest the devil should…   more >>

cite as

Joseph Forsyth, Remarks on antiquities, arts and letters during an excursion in Italy in the years 1802 and 1803 (London, 1816), p. 448. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1516542700804 accessed: 27 January, 2022

location of experience: Florence

Listeners

Joseph Forsyth
Teacher, Writer
1763-1815

Listening to

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'Gloria in excelsis'
organ music--Catholic service

Experience Information

Date/Time early 19th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Sun, 21 Jan 2018 13:51:40 +0000
Approved on Mon, 05 Feb 2018 18:15:35 +0000