Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey et al. in the papal chapel, Rome - 1 November, 1819

from Diary of Thomas Moore, 1 November 1819, page 58:

This being All Saints’ Day, went with Sir T. Lawrence and Chantrey to the Pope’s private chapel; the scene very new to me and very striking. The assemblage of cardinals, the singularity of the ceremonies, the venerable weak old age of the Pope (who looked like a dying man in a rich dressing gown), and some parts of the music, affected my mind considerably.

cite as

Thomas Moore, Diary of Thomas Moore, 1 November 1819. In Thomas Moore, and Lord John Russell (ed.), Memoirs, Journal and Correspondence of Thomas Moore, volume 3 (London, 1853), p. 58. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1594995076310 accessed: 8 August, 2022

location of experience: the papal chapel, Rome

Listeners

Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey
sculptor
1781-1841
Sir Thomas Lawrence
draughtsman, Painter
1769-1830
Thomas Moore
Poet, Singer, song writer
1779-1852

Listening to

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sacred music performed by musicians of the papal chapel

Experience Information

Date/Time 1 November, 1819
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Fri, 17 Jul 2020 15:11:16 +0100
Approved on Thu, 03 Sep 2020 08:05:52 +0100