Henry Croswell et al. in St James' Church, Hampstead Road, Camden, London - 28 May, 1876, 07:00 PM
from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 73:
O[rgan]. – Good. It has recently been moved to the East end.
C[hoir]. – Fifteen boys and twelve men who sung an Anthem. It was fine singing - the Hallelujah Chorus.
[The congregation numbered] 140
M[iscellaneous]. – It is a dirty old church, else why is it not full?! It is a fine cathedral service etc.
Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 73. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1547121425231 accessed: 3 February, 2023 (By permission of the British Library.)
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written by George Frideric Handel
|performed by the choir and organist of St James' Church Hampstead Road|
|Anglican church music||performed by the choir and organist of St James' Church Hampstead Road|
|Date/Time||28 May, 1876, 07:00 PM|
|Duration||1 hours 30 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.