Henry Croswell et al. in St Mark's Church, West Hackney, East London - 13 May, 1877, 07:00 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 106:

O[rgan]. – Good, at the East end, and well played.

H[ymns]. –An Anthem, "Come ye faithful …" and "Praise, my soul …" the alternative tune.  Psalms were used instead of the Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis.

C[hoir]. – Young ladies with nice bonnets.  There were no repsonses [sic] though asked for by the paper.

[The congregation numbered] 1700

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 106. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1547207000395 accessed: 17 January, 2022 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: St Mark's Church, West Hackney, East London

Listeners

Henry Croswell
assurance clerk, Sunday School teacher
1840-1893

Listening to

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'Praise, my soul' performed by the choir and organist of St Mark's Church West Hackney
Anglican church music including an anthem performed by the choir and organist of St Mark's Church West Hackney
psalms performed by the choir and organist of St Mark's Church West Hackney
'Come ye faithful' performed by the choir and organist of St Mark's Church West Hackney

Experience Information

Date/Time 13 May, 1877, 07:00 PM
Duration 1 hours 30 minutes
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Notes

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. Although Croswell does not specify which psalms he heard, Psalms 98 and 67 are authorised to be used in the Anglican evening service as alternatives to the ‘Magnificat’ and ‘Nunc Dimittis’ respectively.


Originally submitted by lcc5 on Fri, 11 Jan 2019 11:43:20 +0000
Approved on Mon, 29 Jun 2020 12:19:48 +0100