Henry Croswell et al. in St Michael's Church, Burleigh Street, London - 12 December, 1875, 07:00 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 48:

A short service.


O[rgan]. – Good and well played.

C[hoir]. – Four men and ten boys.  The Anthem was well sung.

[The congregation numbered] 100


M[iscellaneous]. – The choir boys badly collected.  The Vicar is old and is ancient High Church.  All is heavy; there is little life.

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 48. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1546967705339 accessed: 18 July, 2024 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: St Michael's Church, Burleigh Street, London


Henry Croswell
assurance clerk, Sunday School teacher

Listening to

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Anglican church music including an anthem performed by the choir and organist of St Michael's Church Burleigh Street

Experience Information

Date/Time 12 December, 1875, 07:00 PM
Duration 1 hours 15 minutes
Medium live
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.

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Tue, 08 Jan 2019 17:15:05 +0000
Approved on Sat, 27 Jun 2020 13:34:08 +0100