Henry Croswell et al. in St James' Church, Garlickhythe, City of London - 15 December, 1878, 07:00 PM
from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 138:
O[rgan]. – Good, old, in the West gallery. The Dead March in Saul was played for Princess Alice.
C[hoir]. – Twelve men and twelve boys with no cassocks. They were fine singers. There were solos by a boy and a man. Were they professionals? They were not very well behaved.
[The congregation numbered] 200 – The church was nicely filled.
M[iscellaneous]. – […] This is Anglican High Church with a perfectly arranged service on Anglican principles and plenty of £.s.d.
Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 138. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1547634460282 accessed: 25 January, 2022 (By permission of the British Library.)
Listening tohide composers
|Anglican church music||performed by the choir and organist of St James' Church Garlickhythe|
'The Dead March' from 'Saul'
written by George Frideric Handel
|performed by the organist of St James' Church Garlickhythe|
|Date/Time||15 December, 1878, 07:00 PM|
|Duration||1 hours 30 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. Princess Alice, Queen Victoria's third child, had died on the previous day, 14 December 1878.