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.
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: 21 March, 2023 (By permission of the British Library.)
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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|
|Date/Time||11 August, 1878, 06:30 PM|
|Duration||1 hours 30 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.