excerpt from 'Some Observations made travelling through France, Italy etc., in the years 1720-1722' pp. 99 (183 words)

excerpt from 'Some Observations made travelling through France, Italy etc., in the years 1720-1722' pp. 99 (183 words)

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Some Observations made travelling through France, Italy etc., in the years 1720-1722

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The Nuns of S. Lorenzo, and those of S. Maria Celestia, have on their Feast-days, one the 10th, the other the 15th of August, a great Concert of Musick in their several Churches. The Nuns of both these Convents are noble Ladies; and they vie for Superiority with each other, which shall have the best Musick: and therefore each obliges the chief of their Musicians when they engage them to be at their Feast, not to be employed at the other. So that which ever of the two gets the best of the Home-Musicians first for their Feast, puts the other under a Necessity of sending to Bologna, or some such distant Place, for others. At the Celestia there was an occasional Portico, and a Colonnade on the Bridge that leads to the Church, with Extempore-Statues, made up of Pasteboard and stiffen'd Linen Cloth; both without the Church and within. The Churches on these Occasions are adorn'd with the richest Hangings they can get. Without doors these Viragoes have Guns firing, with Trumpets and Hautboys sounding, to make all the Noise they can.

 

The Nuns of S. Lorenzo, and those of S. Maria Celestia, have on their Feast-days, one the 10th, the other the 15th of August, a great Concert of Musick in their several Churches. The Nuns of both these Convents are noble Ladies; and they vie for Superiority with each other, which shall have the best Musick: and therefore each obliges the chief of their Musicians when they engage them to be at their Feast, not to be employed at the other. So that which ever of the two gets the best of the Home-Musicians first for their Feast, puts the other under a Necessity of sending to Bologna, or some such distant Place, for others. At the Celestia there was an occasional Portico, and a Colonnade on the Bridge that leads to the Church, with Extempore-Statues, made up of Pasteboard and stiffen'd Linen Cloth; both without the Church and within. The Churches on these Occasions are adorn'd with the richest Hangings they can get. Without doors these Viragoes have Guns firing, with Trumpets and Hautboys sounding, to make all the Noise they can.

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