Henry Croswell et al. in St Mary Magdalen wtih St Gregory Church, Old Fish Street, City of London - 28 July, 1878, 06:45 PM
from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 121:
[Croswell recorded that the service began at 6.30pm, but] I arrived fifteen minutes late. The church has retired among warehouses.
O[rgan]. – Old. It was repaired at a cost of £280 in 1857 at the expence [sic] of T. Brown Esq.
C[hoir]. – Boys. Were they charity boys?
H[ymns]. – Uncommon and well sung. Hymns A. & M.
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Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 121. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1547469874819 accessed: 28 November, 2023 (By permission of the British Library.)
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|Anglican church music||performed by the choir and organist of St Mary Magdalen Church Old Fish Street|
|hymns selected from 'Hymns A&M'||performed by the choir and organist of St Mary Magdalen Church Old Fish Street|
|Date/Time||28 July, 1878, 06:45 PM|
|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. ‘Hymns Ancient and Modern for use in the Services of the Church’ (1861; Appendix, 1868; Second edition, 1875; Supplement, 1889) was envisaged as an anthology of the best hymns available and became the most widely-used hymnbook in the Church of England during the late nineteenth century. William Henry Monk (1823–89) was musical editor.