Henry Croswell et al. in St Vedast's Church, Foster Lane, City of London - 13 February, 1876, 07:00 PM
from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 59:
O[rgan]. – Powerful and very well played, but in the West gallery.
C[hoir]. – Twenty men and ten lads (gregorian singing) with a cross-bearer.
[The congregation numbered] 100 – The congregation was fashinable [sic] and devotional.
M[iscellaneous]. – This is Ritualism under difficulties. The Choir is all on one side, the Pews on the other. There has been some successful opposition by the Churchwardens.
Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 59. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1547035219113 accessed: 1 April, 2023 (By permission of the British Library.)
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|Anglican church music including Gregorian chant||performed by the choir and organist of St Vedast Church Foster Lane|
|Date/Time||13 February, 1876, 07:00 PM|
|Duration||1 hours 20 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.