Henry Croswell et al. in St Matthew's Church, Friday Street, City of London - 22 September, 1878, 06:30 PM
from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 128:
O[rgan]. – Fine, old, restored and well played.
H[ymns]. – A. & M. "Thou art coming, O my Saviour …" "Guide me, Thou whose name …" "Glory to Thee, my God, this night …"
C[hoir]. – Eight boys in the front seat of the church and some Charity boys in the organ-loft. It was a relief not to have a badly behaved surpliced choir in the Chancel.
[The congregation numbered] 45… more >>
Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 128. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1547481181367 accessed: 26 March, 2023 (By permission of the British Library.)
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|Date/Time||22 September, 1878, 06:30 PM|
|Duration||1 hours 20 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. ‘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.