Rev. George Townsend in Rome - 21 March, 1850, in the morning
from Journal of a tour in Italy, in 1850, with an account of an interview with the Pope at the Vatican, pages 129-130:
Thursday, the 21st. [March 1850] —Went early to the Church of St. Cecilia: disappointed with the music. On our way we saw a detachment of the Papal guards at the palace of the Austrian embassy, assisting at the replacement of the arms of Austria, which had been torn down by the insurgents. The band was playing the Emperor's hymn. Some French soldiers were laughing, and deriding the Papal soldiers, who behaved very well. The French troops, we were told, had been, with a few exceptions, confined to their barracks.
George Townsend, Journal of a tour in Italy, in 1850, with an account of an interview with the Pope at the Vatican (London, 1850), p. 129-130. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1517931386529 accessed: 30 November, 2023
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The 'Emperor's Hymn'
written by Haydn
|unspecified church music--Catholic|
|Date/Time||21 March, 1850, in the morning|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|