Henry Croswell et al. in St Olave's Church, Old Jewry, City of London - 11 January, 1880, 11:00 AM
from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 181:
The service began ten minutes late.
O[rgan]. – In the West Gallery, well played.
H[ymns]. – A. & M., the old edition.
C[hoir]. – Five Charity boys and one Master.
[Congregation] An old woman, two little girls and twelve lads. I left in the middle.
Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 181. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1549018404894 accessed: 10 December, 2023 (By permission of the British Library.)
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|Anglican church music||performed by the choir and organist of St Olave's Church Old Jewry|
|hymns selected from 'Hymns A&M'||performed by the choir and organist of St Olave's Church Old Jewry|
|Date/Time||11 January, 1880, 11:00 AM|
|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.