Rev. George Townsend in Rome - 21 March, 1850, in the morning

from Journal of a tour in Italy, in 1850, with an account of an interview with the Pope at the Vatican, pages 129-130:

Thursday, the 21st. [March 1850] —Went early to the Church of St. Cecilia: disappointed with the music. On our way we saw a detachment of the Papal guards at the palace of the Austrian embassy, assisting at the replacement of the arms of Austria, which had been torn down by the insurgents. The band was playing the Emperor's hymn. Some French soldiers were laughing, and deriding the Papal soldiers, who behaved very well. The French troops, we were told, had been, with a few exceptions, confined to their barracks.

cite as

George Townsend, Journal of a tour in Italy, in 1850, with an account of an interview with the Pope at the Vatican (London, 1850), p. 129-130. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1517931386529 accessed: 30 November, 2022

location of experience: Rome

Listeners

Rev. George Townsend
Church of England clergyman, Writer
1788-1857

Listening to

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The 'Emperor's Hymn'
written by Haydn
unspecified church music--Catholic

Experience Information

Date/Time 21 March, 1850, in the morning
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Tue, 06 Feb 2018 15:36:26 +0000
Approved on Mon, 19 Mar 2018 14:29:32 +0000