Henry Croswell et al. in St Michael and All Angels' Church, South Hackney, London - 15 April, 1877, 07:00 PM
from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 102:
The Prayers took one hour!
O[rgan]. –Middling, but too slowly played.
C[hoir]. –Ten men and twelve boys, a model choir of the middle class.
[The congregation numbered] 500 – Second class young people made up the congregation.
M[iscellaneous]. – I should call it High Low Church, musical and Anglican.
Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 102. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1547203609077 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 Michael and All Angels' Church Hackney|
|Date/Time||15 April, 1877, 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.