Henry Croswell et al. in The Mercer's Chapel, Cheapside, City of London - 1 December, 1878, 07:00 PM
from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 137:
I got there ten minutes early for a wonder.
O[rgan]. – Fine, old and well played.
H[ymns]. – Advent hymns with "pretty tunes".
C[hoir]. – Fifteen youths and boys in side pews, unsurpliced.
[The congregation numbered] 70 – The congregation were mostly young and not all well behaved.
Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 137. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1547633816207 accessed: 31 March, 2023 (By permission of the British Library.)
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|Anglican church music||performed by the choir and organist of the Mercer's Chapel Cheapside|
|Advent hymns||performed by the choir and organist of the Mercer's Chapel Cheapside|
|Date/Time||1 December, 1878, 07:00 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.