Henry Croswell et al. in Church of St Botolph's Without Aldersgate, City of London - 5 March, 1876, 06:45 PM
from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 61:
It was a long, elaborate service.
O[rgan]. – Rebuilt and restored and beautifully played.
C[hoir]. – Gentlemanly lads and men, paid. It was very fine Anglican music with an Anthem.
[The congregation numbered] 250 – The Church was comfortably full with some in the Gallery.
M[iscellaneous]. – The service is very correct with mild ritual.
Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 61. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1547036737921 accessed: 4 October, 2022 (By permission of the British Library.)
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|Anglican church music including an anthem||performed by the choir and organist of the Church of St Botolph's Without Aldersgate|
|Date/Time||5 March, 1876, 06:45 PM|
|Duration||1 hours 35 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.