James Turnbull in Painesville, Ohio - in the middle of 1872

from Reminiscences of a Stonemason, by a working man, page 135:

Curiosity led me to a place of worship one Sunday in Painesville.

I haven’t the slightest idea what denomination it was, but most of the audience were fanning themselves with five-cent fans. The organist played “Home, Sweet Home,” as an air for one of the hymns, and each time a verse was finished, indulged in a run on the chromatic scale for two octaves.

cite as

James Turnbull, Reminiscences of a Stonemason, by a working man (London, 1908), p. 135. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1656673560288 accessed: 4 March, 2024

location of experience: Painesville, Ohio


James Turnbull
bricklayer's labourer, delivery boy, farm labourer, journeyman mason

Listening to

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'Home, Sweet Home' played as a hymn tune
written by Sir Henry Rowley Bishop
performed by a church congregation, an organist

Experience Information

Date/Time in the middle of 1872
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Fri, 01 Jul 2022 12:06:00 +0100
Approved on Tue, 05 Jul 2022 10:47:42 +0100