CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 3290/2/6
TitleLetter from Amelia Nyasa Laws to her relatives
Date1 February 1914
Extent3 sheets
DescriptionLetter from Amelia Nyasa Laws, Bergstrasse 33, Dresden, Germany, to her relatives, regarding service at the Sophienkirche instead of the Kreuzkirche, though so cold Aunt and she had to leave before the sermon; description and diagram of odd layout of church; previously belonged to the Grey Friars but restored by the Empress Sophia; it is now Evangelical but does not look it; development of Lutheran liturgy from Roman Catholic one, though still musical; she is to play some Bach for a vesper service when Herr Pfannstiehl says it is 'faultless'; comments on symbolism of the prelude and fugue; difference between pedals on various organs make practice unreliable; Herr Pfannstiehl is not satisfied with her lessons with Herr Chitz who teaches harmony; Herr Chitz is too much a composer, not a teacher; inefficient move to new rooms; slow progress with singing; Uncle's letter from Rome regarding preparations of new church; Petrucci's suicide because of his brother's gambling; debate over pronunciation of 'been'.
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