Henry Croswell et al. in Christ Church, Clapton, East London - 5 August, 1877, 07:00 PM
from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 113:
A musical service - all within the law; no cross, candles and invocation.
O[rgan]. – Good, new but too loudly played.
H[ymns]. – "Lead, kindly light …" "There is a blessed …" and an Anthem.
C[hoir]. – Fourteen boys, twelve men, surpliced, but a grand procession of legs!!
[The congregation numbered] 120 – Many girls, but few grown-up persons.
M[iscellaneous]. – The church is free but not one quarter full. The reason, I immagine [sic] is that it couldn't be got at by a casual traveller.
Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 113. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1547463172165 accessed: 10 December, 2023 (By permission of the British Library.)
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|Date/Time||5 August, 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.