Henry Croswell et al. in St Matthew's Church, Essex Road, Islington, London - 8 October, 1876, 06:30 PM
from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 90:
O[rgan]. – Good, sweet-toned, soft.
C[hoir]. – There were a very few in the organ gallery.
[The congregation numbered] 450 – All were respectable.
M[iscellaneous]. – The Church is fearfully unventilated and hot.
Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 90. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1547133585316 accessed: 24 March, 2023 (By permission of the British Library.)
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|Anglican church music||performed by the choir and organist of St Matthew's Church Essex Road|
|Date/Time||8 October, 1876, 06:30 PM|
|Duration||1 hours 15 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.