Henry Croswell et al. in All Saints' Church, Haggerston, East London - 16 September, 1877, 06:30 PM
from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 117:
[Croswell recorded that the service began at 6.30pm, but] I got there at the first Lesson.
O[rgan]. – Moderate in the gallery at the West end.
H[ymns]. – "Saviour, blessed Saviour …" "The Heavenly Word proceedeth …" The Hymnal was Kemble with Appendix of Hymns, A. & M. Both hymns were out of this.
C[hoir]. – Young ladies in [?]
[The congregation numbered] 550 – Elderly and female. There were very few in the large galleries and only a few young men.
Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 117. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1547466632404 accessed: 3 December, 2023 (By permission of the British Library.)
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|Date/Time||16 September, 1877, 06:30 PM|
|Duration||1 hours 35 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. Rev. Charles Kemble’s ‘A Selection of Psalms and Hymns, arranged for the public services of the Church of England’ was first published in 1853 in a words-only edition. Samuel Sebastian Wesley (1810–76) was asked to edit a music edition (1864), to which he contributed a number of original melodies. The Appendix to the popular 'Hymns Ancient and Modern' was published in 1868.