Henry Croswell et al. in Church of St Giles, Cripplegate, City of London - 26 March, 1876, 07:00 PM
from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 64:
O[rgan]. – Very old and good, but badly played.
C[hoir]. – Eight men and fifty Charity boys.
[The congregation numbered] 50
Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 64. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1547038657214 accessed: 20 October, 2021 (By permission of the British Library.)
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|Anglican church music||performed by the choir and organist of St Giles Cripplegate|
|Date/Time||26 March, 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.