James Paul Cobbett in St Peter's, Rome - 17 April, 1829, at night

from Journal of a Tour in Italy, and also in part of France and Switzerland, page 176:

[17th April 1829] This evening we heard the miserere sung in St. Peter's. The miserere, as here sung, is, I am told, the finest piece of music to be heard in the world. There were no women among the singers. But there was one circumstance connected with the persons forming this choir, which, whatever may be its influence towards making the music more imposing on the people, does certainly countenance a good deal of what we Protestants have to say against the practices of the Holy See. It may be unchristian-like to look on the Pope as the scarlet whore, …   more >>

cite as

James Paul Cobbett, Journal of a Tour in Italy, and also in part of France and Switzerland (London, 1830), p. 176. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1518083097396 accessed: 4 February, 2023

location of experience: St Peter's, Rome

Listeners

James Paul Cobbett
1803-1881

Listening to

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Miserere
written by Not specified (Allegri)

Experience Information

Date/Time 17 April, 1829, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Thu, 08 Feb 2018 09:44:57 +0000
Approved on Mon, 19 Mar 2018 15:15:33 +0000