Henry Croswell et al. in St Barnabas' Church, Harvist Road, Islington, London - 9 November, 1879, 07:00 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 174:

 

[Croswell recorded that the service began at 6.30pm, but] We arrived a little before 7.0

[…]

O[rgan]. – Small in the West Gallery.

H[ymns]. – Bickers, simple tunes and words.

C[hoir]. – Young ladies in the West Gallery - very slow singing.

[The congregation numbered] 900. […] There were many young girls but few males.

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 174. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1548411367586 accessed: 18 May, 2022 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: St Barnabas' Church, Harvist Road, Islington, 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 Barnabas' Church Harvist Road
hymns selected from the 'Hymnal Companion' performed by the choir and organist of St Barnabas' Church Harvist Road

Experience Information

Date/Time 9 November, 1879, 07:00 PM
Duration 1 hours 10 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. ‘Bickers’ refers to ‘The Hymnal Companion to the Book of Common Prayer’ (1870, rev. 1877; and in a revised edition with tunes, 1890) compiled by Edward Henry Bickersteth (1825–1906).


Originally submitted by lcc5 on Fri, 25 Jan 2019 10:16:08 +0000
Approved on Sat, 04 Jul 2020 07:30:39 +0100