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.
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: 29 January, 2022 (By permission of the British Library.)
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|Anglican church music including an anthem||performed by the choir and organist of St Michael's Church Burleigh Street|
|Date/Time||12 December, 1875, 07:00 PM|
|Duration||1 hours 15 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.