Charles C.F. Greville in Sistine Chapel, St Peter's, and St Peter's Square, Rome - between 7 April, 1830 and 8 April, 1830

from Journal entry, 9 April 1830, pages 316-318:

 

[On Wednesday] To the Sistine Chapel with M. de la Ferronays, and very much disappointed with the music, which was not so good as on Sunday; nor was the ceremony accompanying the Miserere at all imposing. Yesterday [Maundy Thursday] morning to the Sistine again; prodigious crowd, music moderate. As soon as it was over we set off to see the benediction; and, after fighting, jostling, and squeezing through an enormous crowd, we reached the loggia over one side of the colonnade. The piazza of St. Peter’s is so magnificent that the sight was of necessity …   more >>

cite as

Charles C.F. Greville, Journal entry, 9 April 1830. In Henry Reeve (ed.), The Greville Memoirs: A Journal of the Reigns of King George IV and King William IV, volume 1 (London, 1874), p. 316-318. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1529668238533 accessed: 7 April, 2020

location of experience: Sistine Chapel, St Peter's, and St Peter's Square, Rome

Listeners

Charles C.F. Greville
Clerk-in-ordinary to the Privy Council, Political and social diarist, Private secretary
1794-1865

Listening to

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Band music
Church music performed by Choir of the Sistine Chapel
Ringing of bells
Miserere performed by Choir of St Peter's Rome

Experience Information

Date/Time between 7 April, 1830 and 8 April, 1830
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Fri, 22 Jun 2018 12:50:39 +0100
Approved on Sat, 30 Jun 2018 18:05:23 +0100