Henry Croswell et al. in Holy Trinity Church, Dalston, London - 11 May, 1879, 07:00 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 154:

I arrived late and got the last seat.

[…]

O[rgan]. – In the Chancel; well played.

H[ymns]. – "Jesus lives …", "Jesus, lover of …"; "Abide with me …" and "All people that …"

C[hoir]. – Any number of boys and youths, perhaps about forty in cassocks and surplices.

[The congregation numbered] 500 – Was it a sight seeing congregation?

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 154. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1547659213199 accessed: 17 May, 2022 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: Holy Trinity Church, Dalston, 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 Holy Trinity Church Dalston
'Jesus lives!' performed by the choir and organist of Holy Trinity Church Dalston
'Abide with me' performed by the choir and organist of Holy Trinity Church Dalston
'All people that on earth do dwell' (Old Hundredth)
written by attrib. Louis Bourgeois
performed by the choir and organist of Holy Trinity Church Dalston
'Jesus, lover of my soul' performed by the choir and organist of Holy Trinity Church Dalston

Experience Information

Date/Time 11 May, 1879, 07:00 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 17:20:13 +0000
Approved on Thu, 02 Jul 2020 12:47:44 +0100