Alice Marian Croswell, née Burbridge et al. in St Augustine's Church, South Hackney, East London - 30 November, 1879, 07:00 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 176:

O[rgan]. – Small - possibly temporary.

H[ymns]. – A. & M. - the numbers on the Chancel wall.  Four Advent selections.

C[hoir]. – Ten boys, six young men.

[The congregation numbered] 300.  Not very churchy ordinary eveing [sic] church-goers - few well-to-do, fewer poor.

[…]

A model service - gregorian - "Blessed Feast of blessed …" 

A model Vicar - new - a priest to be reverenced. 

A model choir who sang softly and were well behaved. 

A model organ, small but devotionally played.

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 176. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1548413401113 accessed: 16 May, 2022 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: St Augustine's Church, South Hackney, East London

Listeners

Listening to

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Anglican church music including Gregorian chant performed by the choir and organist of St Augustine's Church South Hackney
'Blessed feasts of blessed Martyrs' performed by the choir and organist of St Augustine's Church South Hackney
Advent hymns performed by the choir and organist of St Augustine's Church South Hackney

Experience Information

Date/Time 30 November, 1879, 07:00 PM
Duration 1 hours 45 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 Fri, 25 Jan 2019 10:50:01 +0000
Approved on Sat, 04 Jul 2020 07:38:54 +0100