excerpt from 'Musical letters from abroad' pp. 52 (136 words)

excerpt from 'Musical letters from abroad' pp. 52 (136 words)

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Musical letters from Abroad

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There is, in connection with this church [St Thomas' Church, Leipzig], a school where boys are fitted for the University. This school is large, and employs about fifteen teachers. Provision is made for the gratuitous education, and I believe support, of sixty pupils; and these charity pupils are the musical boys whence the choir is sustained. They are regularly taught music, and are required to sing on the Sabbath, on Saturday at o’clock, and at funerals. On Saturday regularly at the hour mentioned, there is a short service, and the choir commence it by singing one or two motettes, without accompaniment. The same choir, with orchestra, alternate between the St. Thomas and the St. Nicholas Church; and the same motette is sung in one church which was sung in the other the previous Sabbath.

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