Henry Croswell et al. in St Alban's Church, Holborn, London - 6 April, 1873, 11:00 AM
from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 11:
O[rgan]. – Well played.
C[hoir]. – A full choir with very ornate ritual.
[The congregation numbered] 800 – It was crowded. This day was Palm Sunday.
M[iscellaneous]. – There were more men than women! and chronic excitement!
Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 11. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1546946676561 accessed: 25 January, 2022 (By permission of the British Library.)
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|Anglican church music||performed by the choir and organist of St Alban's church Holborn|
|Date/Time||6 April, 1873, 11:00 AM|
|Duration||1 hours 30 minutes|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|
Henry Croswell (1840–93) kept a record of his visits to churches in London over a period of more than twelve years (1872–85). He made methodical notes about the number of clergy, the churchmanship, the congregation, the sermon and the church architecture, as well as commenting on the music that he heard (the organ, the hymns and the choir). The above listening experience has been extracted from one of these records.