excerpt from 'Music, men and manners in France and Italy, 1770 / Charles Burney' pp. 103 (144 words)

excerpt from 'Music, men and manners in France and Italy, 1770 / Charles Burney' pp. 103 (144 words)

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Music, men and manners in France and Italy, 1770 / Charles Burney

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I got up early to write, and between 6 and 7 I heard the tread of many people in the streets and upon looking out at the window, I saw a great procession of people dressed in whitish uniform that I took to be Dominicans, some with tapers in their hands. Upon enquiry I found these were nothing more than a company of psalm-singers La Compagna. They say all the companies of artisansgo to church in this manner singing psalms and hymns in parts. This institution is very ancient as it is mentioned by the historians to have been practiced by Lorenzo il Magnifico, who with his courtiers used to go thro’ the streets singing in 3, 4, 5, 6, and even 8 parts. The company stopt before a church, just after they had passed the inn where I was lodged and sung a cheerful hymn in 3 parts very well.

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