Henry Croswell et al. in St Katharine's Church, Coleman Street, Bunhill Row, London - 21 May, 1876, 07:00 PM
from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 72:
O[rgan]. – Harmonium played by an amateur.
C[hoir]. – Four young men but no boys. They sung a Rogation Litany.
The church holds about fity [sic]. I saw present twenty "young ladies", three old women, six children and two young men.
B[uilding] – This is a Mission of S. Paul's, Bunhill Row and the Room is part of a Warehouse.
M[iscellaneous]. – I think this is a doubtful success in a very poor neighbourhood.
Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 72. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1547120703982 accessed: 7 December, 2023 (By permission of the British Library.)
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|Anglican church music||performed by choir and organist of St Katharine's Church|
|a Rogation Litany||performed by the choir and organist of St Katharine's Church|
|Date/Time||21 May, 1876, 07:00 PM|
|Duration||1 hours 45 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.