Henry Croswell et al. in St Andrew's Church, Manor Road, Stoke Newington, London - 3 June, 1877, 07:00 PM
from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 109:
I came in late […]
O[rgan]. – An harmonium - small.
H[ymns]. – Church Hymns.
C[hoir]. – Sixteen boys, seven men, not yet well trained. They wore surplices but no cassocks.
[The congregation numbered] 230
B[uilding] – This is a temporary iron church. They are trying to raise a permanent building.
M[iscellaneous]. – […] It looked to be a rich, well drest congregation. It is a medium High Church as at S. Mary's.
Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 109. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1547211317420 accessed: 3 October, 2023 (By permission of the British Library.)
Listening tohide composers
|performed by the choir and organist of St Andrew's Church Stoke Newington|
|Anglican church music||performed by the choir and organist of St Andrew's Church Stoke Newington|
|Date/Time||3 June, 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. ‘Church Hymns’ (1871) and ‘Church Hymns with Tunes’ (1874) were publications of the Society for the Promotion of Christian Knowledge, under the musical editorship of Arthur Sullivan (1842–1900). This collection was the most successful of the competitors to ‘Hymns Ancient and Modern’ in the late nineteenth century, containing a larger number of hymns overall, and more hymns specifically intended for children and young people.