Henry Croswell et al. in St Bartholomew's Church, Islington, London - 23 January, 1876, 06:30 PM
from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 56:
O[rgan]. – Well played in a flourishing style.
C[hoir]. – Young ladies - a Cathedral service.
[The congregation numbered] 350 – The congregation was middle-class and there were few in the free seats.
Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 56. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1547033638258 accessed: 4 July, 2022 (By permission of the British Library.)
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|Anglican church music||performed by the choir and organist of St Bartholomew's Church Islington|
|Date/Time||23 January, 1876, 06:30 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.