Henry Croswell et al. in Christ Church, Endell Street, London - 14 May, 1876, 07:00 PM
from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 71:
The service took one hour and the Sermon fifteen minutes.
O[rgan]. – Small and badly played.
C[hoir]. – Five boys and three young men who sung gregorians. They were nearly all out of sight.
[The congregation numbered] 70 – There were many poor and old Infirmary women
The church is dull, dreary and dirty.
Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 71. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1547120073266 accessed: 29 March, 2023 (By permission of the British Library.)
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|Anglican church music including Gregorian chant||performed by the choir and organist of Christ Church Endell Street|
|Date/Time||14 May, 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.