Henry Croswell et al. in St Matthew's Church, Upper Clapton, East London - 13 July, 1879, 06:45 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 160:

I arrived eight minutes late and found chairs in the passage.

[…]

O[rgan]. – It appeared to be well played.

H[ymns]. – A. & M. "The Church's one foundation …" and a good long Anthem.

C[hoir]. – Any number, surpliced. 

[The congregation numbered] 700 – […] There was not the swell congregation which could be expected from the swell neighbourhood! They are not ritualists by any means.

[…] 

There were ordinary respectable Anglican arrangements.

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 160. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1548332117167 accessed: 20 October, 2021 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: St Matthew's Church, Upper Clapton, East London

Listeners

Henry Croswell
assurance clerk, Sunday School teacher
1840-1893

Listening to

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Anglican church music including an anthem performed by the choir and organist of St Matthew's Church Upper Clapton
'The Church's one foundation'
written by Samuel Sebastian Wesley
performed by the choir and organist of St Matthew's Church Upper Clapton

Experience Information

Date/Time 13 July, 1879, 06:45 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 Thu, 24 Jan 2019 12:15:17 +0000
Approved on Thu, 02 Jul 2020 13:20:48 +0100