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.
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: 2 October, 2022 (By permission of the British Library.)
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|Date/Time||30 November, 1879, 07:00 PM|
|Duration||1 hours 45 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. ‘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.