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?
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.)
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|Date/Time||11 May, 1879, 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.