Mary Berry in St Peter's, Rome - 18 May, 1823
from Diary of Mary Berry, 18 May 1823, pages 338–339:
Paid farewell visits, and later to St. Peter’s. It was Whit-Sunday, and there was an enormous crowd; we went up into the small gallery. It was from the orchestra I heard that delicious sacred music that I so much enjoy, which always elevates and calms the soul, and which I prefer to all the operas in the world. It is true that the music in the Pope’s Chapel is always chosen from the finest compositions of the best masters. I heard this music for the last time, and as I came out I felt very sad.
Mary Berry, Diary of Mary Berry, 18 May 1823. In Lady Theresa Lewis, Lady Theresa Lewis and Lady Theresa Lewis (ed.), Extracts of the Journal and Correspondence of Miss Berry from the Year 1783 to 1852, volume 3 (London, 1865), p. 338–339. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1542989957305 accessed: 30 March, 2023
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|sacred music||performed by musicians of the Pope's Chapel|
|Date/Time||18 May, 1823|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|