Henry Croswell et al. in St Katharine Cree Church, Leadenhall Street, City of London - 25 August, 1878, 06:45 PM
from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 124:
[Croswell recorded that the service began at 6.30pm, and] When I arrived at 6.45 the Psalms were ended!
O[rgan]. – Old, in the West gallery.
C[hoir]. – Nine Charity children (boys) and a Beadle.
CONGREGATION - Forty; principally women and Charity children.
H[ymns]. – Windle's Collection - extreme Low. They were badly sung by the Charity children.
M[iscellaneous]. – […] The Beadle was a most important personage leading the choir, lighting the lamps and candles etc.
Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 124. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1547472663603 accessed: 7 October, 2022 (By permission of the British Library.)
Listening tohide composers
|hymns selected from Windle's hymnal||performed by the choir and organist of St Katharine Cree church|
|Anglican church music||performed by the choir and organist of the church of St Katharine Cree|
|Date/Time||25 August, 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. William Windle’s ‘The Church and Home Metrical Psalter and Hymn Book’ was published in a music edition revised by George Cooper in 1862.