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. 

cite as

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: 8 August, 2022 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: St Saviour's Church, Southwark, 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 Saviour's Church Southwark
Hymns selected from the 'Hymnal Companion' performed by the choir and organist of St Saviour's Church Southwark

Experience Information

Date/Time 21 December, 1879, 11:00 AM
Duration 1 hours 40 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. ‘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).


Originally submitted by lcc5 on Fri, 25 Jan 2019 11:59:34 +0000
Approved on Sat, 04 Jul 2020 07:43:59 +0100