Henry Croswell et al. in Allhallows' Church, Lombard Street, City of London - 19 January, 1879, 06:30 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 142:

O[rgan]. – At the East end; well played.

H[ymns]. – A. & M.  "… the strain upraising …" The Parish Clerk gave out the "ymns".

C[hoir]. – Eight men and eight women; six boys and six girls - probably paid professionals.  The stalls were incorrect for ritual. 

[The congregation numbered] 100 – It was an ordinary City congregation.

[…]

M[iscellaneous]. – There were the usual Low Church surroundings.

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 142. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1547641039276 accessed: 5 October, 2022 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: Allhallows' Church, Lombard Street, City of London

Listeners

Henry Croswell
assurance clerk, Sunday School teacher
1840-1893

Listening to

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Anglican church music performed by the choir and organist of Allhallows Church Lombard Street
'The strain upraise of joy and praise' performed by the choir and organist of Allhallows Church Lombard Street

Experience Information

Date/Time 19 January, 1879, 06:30 PM
Duration 1 hours 30 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 Wed, 16 Jan 2019 12:17:19 +0000
Approved on Thu, 02 Jul 2020 12:20:16 +0100