Henry Croswell et al. in St Saviour's Church, Southwark, London - 21 December, 1879, 11:00 AM
from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 177:
O[rgan]. – Old, ordinary (not observed).
H[ymns]. – Hymnal Companion.
C[hoir]. – Charity children - out of time and tune.
[The congregation numbered:]
130 Charity children
40 Girton's Charity old people
120 lower middle class.
Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 177. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1548417574253 accessed: 5 December, 2023 (By permission of the British Library.)
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|Anglican church music||performed by the choir and organist of St Saviour's Church Southwark|
|Hymns selected from the 'Hymnal Companion'||performed by the choir and organist of St Saviour's Church Southwark|
|Date/Time||21 December, 1879, 11:00 AM|
|Duration||1 hours 40 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. ‘The Hymnal Companion to the Book of Common Prayer’, edited by Edward H. Bickersteth, was published in a words-only edition (1870, rev. 1877), and in a revised edition with tunes (1890).