James Sloan in Bologna - early 19th Century

from Rambles in Italy; in the years 1816 – 1817 By an American, pages 231-232:

[At high mass in a cathedral]

A deep and awful silence prevailed for some moments, till the organ rising from a low symphony, and swelling by degrees into full harmony, accompanied by a chorus of angelick voices, seemed to waft the prayers of this multitudinous assembly to heaven.

 

 The impression, however, made by this spectacle was not a little impaired by the presence of a military force, stationed ostensibly for the purpose of …   more >>

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James Sloan, Rambles in Italy; in the years 1816 – 1817 By an American (Baltimore, 1818), p. 231-232. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1516547161717 accessed: 6 December, 2022

location of experience: Bologna

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Military music
organ and chorus-- Catholic high mass performed by Chorus

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 15:06:01 +0000
Approved on Thu, 25 Jan 2018 15:20:58 +0000