Lowell Mason in Hotel des Invalides, Paris - early July, 1852

from Musical letters from Abroad, page 156:

We attended the service on Sunday at the “Hotel des Invalides,” to witness the manner of worship provided for the old and disabled soldiers, who find their support here. They were formed in two single columns, one on each side of the centre aisle, each man bearing a flag-staff, which was “ carried,” “ordered,” “ presented,” &c., at the word of command.

The religious exercises commenced by a grand voluntary, by the military band in attendance, which was nothing more or less than the overture of the Caliph of Bagdad, by Boieldieu.


cite as

Lowell Mason, Musical letters from Abroad. In Musical Letters from Abroad (New York, 1854), p. 156. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1448369361055 accessed: 22 June, 2024

location of experience: Hotel des Invalides, Paris


Lowell Mason
Musician, Composer

Listening to

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Caliph of Bagdad Overture
written by François-Adrien Boïeldieu

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by acusworth on Tue, 24 Nov 2015 12:49:21 +0000
Approved on Fri, 17 Mar 2017 19:39:17 +0000