Henry Croswell et al. in The church of St Augustine and St Faith, Old Change, City of London - 6 May, 1877, 07:00 PM
from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 105:
O[rgan]. –Good, new and well played.
H[ymns]. –"At the Lamb's High Feast …"; a Rogation hymn and an Anthem.
C[hoir]. –Eight men, twelve boys, a musical treat for they are beautiful singers but badly behaved.
[The congregation numbered] 150 – There were some even in the galleries.
M[iscellaneous]. – This is a City Church with plenty of money and well laid out. It is a model to others - High Church with a "Broad" Rector.
Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 105. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1547205939893 accessed: 26 March, 2023 (By permission of the British Library.)
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|Date/Time||6 May, 1877, 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.