Henry Croswell et al. in St Saviour's Church, Aberdeen Park, Highbury, London - 10 June, 1877, 07:00 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 110:

All seats being free I arrived at ten minutes to seven.  I got only the front seat of all.

[…]

O[rgan]. – Small but good.  It led the choir without drowning it.

H[ymns]. –"Brief life …"; "Where high the …"; and "Abide with me …".

C[hoir]. – Twelve men, twelve boys all good singers, gentlemanly and of perfect behaviour!

 [The congregation numbered] 450 – The congregation …   more >>

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 110. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1547212646856 accessed: 7 October, 2022 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: St Saviour's Church, Aberdeen Park, Highbury, London

Listeners

Henry Croswell
assurance clerk, Sunday School teacher
1840-1893

Listening to

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'Brief life is here our portion'
written by Henry John Gauntlett
performed by the choir and organist of St Saviour's Church Aberdeen Park
'Abide with me'
written by William H. Monk
performed by the choir and organist of St Saviour's Church Aberdeen Park
'Where high the heavenly temple stands' performed by the choir and organist of St Saviour's Church Aberdeen Park
Anglican church music performed by the choir and organist of St Saviour's Church Aberdeen Park

Experience Information

Date/Time 10 June, 1877, 07:00 PM
Duration 1 hours 15 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 dated 10/1/77 in the transcript, the position of the record within the whole suggests that the date should be 10 June.


Originally submitted by lcc5 on Fri, 11 Jan 2019 13:17:27 +0000
Approved on Mon, 29 Jun 2020 13:42:35 +0100