Henry Croswell et al. in St Michael's Church, Cornhill, City of London - 9 February, 1879, 06:45 PM
from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 144:
(the celebrated show City Church)
[…] I got there at 6.20!!
O[rgan]. – The organ had a wonderful electric action; one side played the other.
C[hoir]. – Paid with good voices singing solos. They were vested in trowsers [sic], frock coats etc.
[The congregation numbered] 500 – The congregation were grandly … more >>
Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 144. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1547650892505 accessed: 20 October, 2021 (By permission of the British Library.)
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|Anglican church music||performed by the choir and organist of St Michael's Church Cornhill|
|Date/Time||9 February, 1879, 06:45 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.