Rev. George Townsend in St Peter's, Rome - 27 March, 1850

from Journal of a tour in Italy, in 1850, with an account of an interview with the Pope at the Vatican, page 136:

Wednesday, the 27th [March, 1850]—To the Miserere in St. Peter's. The effect of the harmony was destroyed, and the music sometimes rendered even ludicrous, by the frequent and loud beating of the stand on which the books were laid. The chanting was certainly very beautiful, soft, and plaintive; but I have heard as good, though not so prolonged singing, in our own Cathedral.

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. 136. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1517931714630 accessed: 2 March, 2024

location of experience: St Peter's, Rome

Listeners

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

Listening to

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Miserere
written by Not specified (Allegri)

Experience Information

Date/Time 27 March, 1850
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Tue, 06 Feb 2018 15:41:54 +0000
Approved on Mon, 19 Mar 2018 14:31:32 +0000