Henry Croswell et al. in St Philip's Church, Clerkenwell, London - between 12 January, 1874, 10:30 AM and 4 April, 1880
from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 23:
O[rgan]. – The organist is Fryar!
C[hoir]. – Boys and men surpliced.
[The congregation numbered] 250. In the evening there are about four hundred and fifty.
M[iscellaneous]. – The Church is ritualistic and sings gregorians, I went here daily for eight years.
REVISITED. 4/4/80. It has got down to repsectable [sic] High Church with good music and a fair congregation but certainly not the same that I loved. Enthusiasm here is now impossible.
Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 23. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1546951303671 accessed: 27 January, 2023 (By permission of the British Library.)
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|Anglican church music including Gregorian chant||performed by the choir and organist of St Philip's Church Clerkenwell|
|Date/Time||between 12 January, 1874, 10:30 AM and 4 April, 1880|
|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. He was baptised at St Philip's Church, Clerkenwell, on 10 November 1865.