Henry Croswell et al. in St Matthias' Church, Stoke Newington, London - 31 October, 1875, 07:00 PM
from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 42:
This was All Saints' Eve.
O[rgan]. – Good with a monk organist!
C[hoir]. – Twelve men and twelve boys. The men had fine voices and sang parts. Of the boys one solo voice was good but the rest were weak. The Anthem was "Worthy is the Lamb …"
[The congregation numbered] 800 – There were as many men as women!
Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 42. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1546964952628 accessed: 20 October, 2021 (By permission of the British Library.)
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|Anglican church music||performed by the choir and organist of St Matthias' Church Stoke Newington|
'Worthy is the Lamb'
written by George Frideric Handel?
|performed by the choir and organist of St Matthias' Church Stoke Newington|
|Date/Time||31 October, 1875, 07:00 PM|
|Duration||1 hours 45 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.