Henry Croswell et al. in the Church of St Mary Aldermary, City of London - 21 July, 1878, 07:00 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 120:

O[rgan]. – Old and good.  The organist wore no surplice.

H[ymns]. – Bickersteth's Hymnal Companion.

C[hoir]. – Young ladies - oh, such swells!

[The congregation numbered] 200 

[…]

M[iscellaneous]. – The singing was congregational.  The Beadle sat in the Choir.  It is very Low and the Thanksgiving was said aloud.

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 120. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1547468662358 accessed: 20 October, 2021 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: the Church of St Mary Aldermary, City of London

Listeners

Henry Croswell
assurance clerk, Sunday School teacher
1840-1893

Listening to

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Anglican church music performed by the choir and organist of St Mary Aldermary
Hymns selected from the 'Hymnal Companion' performed by the congregation choir and organist of St Mary Aldermary

Experience Information

Date/Time 21 July, 1878, 07:00 PM
Duration 1 hours 20 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. ‘The Hymnal Companion to the Book of Common Prayer’, edited by Edward H. Bickersteth, was published in a words-only edition (1870, rev. 1877), and in a revised edition with tunes (1890).


Originally submitted by lcc5 on Mon, 14 Jan 2019 12:24:26 +0000
Approved on Mon, 29 Jun 2020 14:11:47 +0100