Henry Croswell et al. in St Agatha's Church, Wilson Street, London - between 3 October, 1875, 07:00 PM and 13 April, 1879, 07:00 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 38:

O[rgan]. – Behind the Altar!

C[hoir]. – Eight boys and eight young men with a cross-bearer.  All are good trained singers. 

[The congregation numbered] 100 – This is a small Mission Church and there were a few working men from the Club.

[...]

M[iscellaneous]. – It is a nice little ritualistic service very like that of S. Philip, Clerkenwell.  The People's Hymnal is used but the hymns are all in Hymns, A.&M.

REVISITED on Easter Sunday …   more >>

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 38. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1546961025265 accessed: 26 January, 2022 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: St Agatha's Church, Wilson Street, London

Listeners

Henry Croswell
assurance clerk, Sunday School teacher
1840-1893

Listening to

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Hallelujah Chorus
written by George Frideric Handel
performed by the choir and organist of St Agatha's Church Wilson Street
hymns selected from the 'People's Hymnal' performed by the choir and organist of St Agatha's Church Wilson Street
'Thou didst not leave' performed by the choir and organist of St Agatha's Church Wilson Street
Anglican church music performed by the choir and organist of St Agatha's Church Wilson Street

Experience Information

Date/Time between 3 October, 1875, 07:00 PM and 13 April, 1879, 07:00 PM
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Notes

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. 'The People's Hymnal' was compiled by Richard Frederick Littledale (1833-90) in 1867. Littledale was a prominent Tractarian, translator and writer of hymns, and editor of hymnals. ‘Hymns Ancient and Modern for use in the Services of the Church’ (1861; Appendix, 1868; Second edition, 1875; Supplement, 1889) was envisaged as an anthology of the best hymns available and became the most widely-used hymnbook in the Church of England during the late nineteenth century. William Henry Monk (1823–89) was musical editor.


Originally submitted by lcc5 on Tue, 08 Jan 2019 15:23:45 +0000
Approved on Sat, 27 Jun 2020 12:47:54 +0100