Henry Croswell et al. in Christ Church, Highbury, London - 12 August, 1877, 07:00 PM
from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 114:
We got seats easily.
O[rgan]. – Good; softly and well played.
H[ymns]. – "Brightest and best …" etc.
C[hoir]. – Invisible. Was it in the organ gallery?
[The congregation numbered] 700 – It was a well-to-do congregation and hardly any of them respond.
M[iscellaneous]. – […] It is very Low Church.
Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 114. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1547464191998 accessed: 4 December, 2023 (By permission of the British Library.)
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|Anglican church music||performed by the choir and organist of Christ Church Highbury|
|'Brightest and best'||performed by the choir and organist of Christ Church Highbury|
|Date/Time||12 August, 1877, 07:00 PM|
|Duration||1 hours 15 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.