Lowell Mason in St Martin-in-the-Fields - mid January, 1852

from Musical letters from Abroad, page 19:

In the afternoon we attended church at St Martin’s-in-the- fields; but as this communication is already sufficiently long, we will only speak of the organ-playing. It was in legitimate style, and formed a striking contrast to the Foundling Hospital organ. The true organ style was here given; like the organ at St. Paul’s and at Westminster Abbey, there was nothing light, trifling, and silly, but the lofty diapasons told their story with a dignity and a grandeur becoming the house of God. Truly the organ is a noble instrument, but it may be awfully degraded and sadly abused!

cite as

Lowell Mason, Musical letters from Abroad. In Musical Letters from Abroad (New York, 1854), p. 19. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1448275023016 accessed: 17 September, 2021

location of experience: St Martin-in-the-Fields

Listeners

Lowell Mason
Musician, Composer
1792-1872

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Experience Information

Date/Time mid January, 1852
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by acusworth on Mon, 23 Nov 2015 10:37:03 +0000
Approved on Tue, 14 Mar 2017 13:34:41 +0000