Henry Croswell et al. in St Bartholomew's Church, Bethnal Green, East End of London - 5 October, 1879, 06:30 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 170:

The service began some minutes late.

[…]

O[rgan]. – In the West Gallery, well played.

H[ymns]. – Hall's Mitre Hymn Book!

C[hoir]. – In the West Gallery out of sight - good singing.  Anthem, the 121st Psalm.

[The congregation numbered] 50 plus many girls but very few males.

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 170. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1548345703707 accessed: 7 July, 2022 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: St Bartholomew's Church, Bethnal Green, East End 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 St Bartholomew's Church Bethnal Green
hymns selected from the 'Mitre Hymn Book' performed by the choir and organist of St Bartholomew's Church Bethnal Green
Psalm 121 performed by the choir and organist of St Bartholomew's Church Bethnal Green

Experience Information

Date/Time 5 October, 1879, 06:30 PM
Duration 1 hours 25 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. William J. Hall’s popular ‘Psalms and Hymns adapted to the Services of the Church of England (1836) was commonly known as the ‘Mitre Hymn Book’ after the bishop’s mitre embossed on the front cover.


Originally submitted by lcc5 on Thu, 24 Jan 2019 16:01:44 +0000
Approved on Sat, 04 Jul 2020 07:17:53 +0100