Thomas Moore in Basilica della Santissima Annunziata, Florence - 17 October, 1819

from Diary of Thomas Moore, 17 October 1819, page 37:

From thence to the church of the Annunziata: heard mass sung, which was very fine. Whether it he my popish blood or my poetical feelings, nothing gives me more delight than the “pomp and circumstance” of a mass in so grand a church, accompanied by fine music and surrounded by such statuary and such paintings; it is a most elevating spectacle.

cite as

Thomas Moore, Diary of Thomas Moore, 17 October 1819. In Thomas Moore, and Lord John Russell (ed.), Memoirs, Journal and Correspondence of Thomas Moore, volume 3 (London, 1853), p. 37. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1594986144236 accessed: 1 December, 2022

location of experience: Basilica della Santissima Annunziata, Florence

Listeners

Thomas Moore
Poet, Singer, song writer
1779-1852

Listening to

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sung mass

Experience Information

Date/Time 17 October, 1819
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in public

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Fri, 17 Jul 2020 12:42:24 +0100
Approved on Wed, 02 Sep 2020 13:19:38 +0100