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!!!

 

cite as

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: 13 June, 2024 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: Church of St Michael Bassishaw, Basinghall Street, City of London

Listeners

Henry Croswell
assurance clerk, Sunday School teacher
1840-1893

Listening to

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Anglican church music and hymns performed by the choir and organist of the church of St Michael Bassishaw

Experience Information

Date/Time 3 November, 1878, 06:30 PM
Duration 1 hours 15 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.


Originally submitted by lcc5 on Wed, 16 Jan 2019 09:39:44 +0000
Approved on Thu, 02 Jul 2020 08:08:31 +0100