Henry Croswell et al. in St Andrew's Church, Islington, London - 9 November, 1873, 11:00 AM
from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 21:
C[hoir] – Poor singing; the preaching attracts.
[The congregation numbered] 1500 – The church used to be empty!
Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 21. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1546950505949 accessed: 2 July, 2022 (By permission of the British Library.)
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|Anglican church music||performed by the choir of St Andrew's church Islington|
|Date/Time||9 November, 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.