Henry Croswell et al. in Christ Church, Hoxton, East London - between 19 March, 1876, 06:30 PM and 5 October, 1879
from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 63:
O[rgan]. – Poor, in the West Gallery. The choir and organ disagree!
C[hoir]. – Ten boys and four men unsurpliced. We had the 51st Psalm.
[The congregation numbered] 60 – Half of these were the confirmed in the centre free seats. They had been specially confirmed that day.
REVISITED 5/10/79. I found an improved choir and surpliced. [...] There were gregorians and a High Church service.
Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 63. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1547037980976 accessed: 6 February, 2023 (By permission of the British Library.)
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|Anglican church music||performed by choir and organist of Christ Church Hoxton|
|Gregorian chant||performed by choir of Christ Church Hoxton|
|Setting of Psalm 51||performed by Choir and organist of Christ Church Hoxton|
|Date/Time||between 19 March, 1876, 06:30 PM and 5 October, 1879|
|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.