Henry Croswell et al. in the Church of St Michael Paternoster Royal, City of London - 11 August, 1878, 06:30 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 122:

O[rgan]. – Old, repaired, at the West end.

C[hoir]. – Eight boys in ordinary dress and one Beadle in a gown.

H[ymns]. – Uncommon - "The everlastinh [sic] Hills declare …" a hymn of fourteen verses, the last good and original.

There were eight in the Congregation when we arrived (excluding officials).  Afterwards it increased to fifteen.

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 122. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1547471047283 accessed: 20 October, 2021 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: the Church of St Michael Paternoster Royal, 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 the church of St Michael Paternoster Royal
'The everlasting hills declare' performed by the choir and organist of the church of St Michael Paternoster Royal

Experience Information

Date/Time 11 August, 1878, 06:30 PM
Duration 1 hours 30 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.


Originally submitted by lcc5 on Mon, 14 Jan 2019 13:04:07 +0000
Approved on Thu, 02 Jul 2020 07:37:01 +0100