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.
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.)
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|Date/Time||5 October, 1879, 06:30 PM|
|Duration||1 hours 25 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. 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.