Henry Croswell et al. in St James' Church, Lower Clapton, East London - 23 November, 1879, 07:00 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 175:

We arrived twelve minutes before.  Most people came late.

[…]

O[rgan]. – Soft, nicely played.

H[ymns]. – "Thou art coming …" - "Come, Holy Ghost, our souls …" - "Son [sic] of my soul, thou …"

C[hoir]. – Surpliced, gentlemanly; very subdued, quiet singing.

[The congregation numbered] 500  But from my seat I couldn't form a correct estimate.  There was a nice number of servants there.

[…] 

M[iscellaneous]. – […] We sat on the last seat at the side for sound.

 

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 175. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1548412289403 accessed: 25 January, 2022 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: St James' Church, Lower Clapton, East London

Listeners

Henry Croswell
assurance clerk, Sunday School teacher
1840-1893

Listening to

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'Sun of my soul, Thou Saviour dear' performed by the choir and organist of St James' Church Lower Clapton
Anglican church music performed by the choir and organist of St James' Church Lower Clapton
'Thou art coming, O my Saviour'
written by William Henry Monk
performed by the choir and organist of St James' Church Lower Clapton
'Come, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire' performed by the choir and organist of St James' Church Lower Clapton

Experience Information

Date/Time 23 November, 1879, 07:00 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.


Originally submitted by lcc5 on Fri, 25 Jan 2019 10:31:30 +0000
Approved on Sat, 04 Jul 2020 07:35:31 +0100