Henry Croswell et al. in Church of St Michael Bassishaw, Basinghall Street, City of London - 3 November, 1878, 06:30 PM
from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 134:
O[rgan]. – Good and well played in the West gallery.
H[ymns]. – Any verses over four in any hymn were omitted.
C[hoir]. – Twenty boys in the gallery, not trained.
[The congregation numbered] 8 – not including officials!!!
Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 134. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1547631583863 accessed: 25 March, 2023 (By permission of the British Library.)
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|Anglican church music and hymns||performed by the choir and organist of the church of St Michael Bassishaw|
|Date/Time||3 November, 1878, 06:30 PM|
|Duration||1 hours 15 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.