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 

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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: 20 October, 2021 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: St Matthew's Church, Friday Street, City of London

Listeners

Henry Croswell
assurance clerk, Sunday School teacher
1840-1893

Listening to

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'Guide me, Thou whose name' performed by the choir and organist of St Matthew's Church Friday Street
Anglican church music performed by the choir and organist of St Matthew's Church Friday Street
'Thou art coming, O my Saviour'
written by William Henry Monk
performed by the choir and organist of St Matthew's Church Friday Street
'Glory to Thee, my God, this night'
written by Thomas Tallis
performed by the choir and organist of St Matthew's Church Friday Street

Experience Information

Date/Time 22 September, 1878, 06:30 PM
Duration 1 hours 20 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. ‘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.


Originally submitted by lcc5 on Mon, 14 Jan 2019 15:53:01 +0000
Approved on Thu, 02 Jul 2020 07:57:16 +0100