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.

cite as

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: 7 July, 2022 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: St Olave's Church, Old Jewry, City of 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 Olave's Church Old Jewry
hymns selected from 'Hymns A&M' performed by the choir and organist of St Olave's Church Old Jewry

Experience Information

Date/Time 11 January, 1880, 11:00 AM
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, 01 Feb 2019 10:53:25 +0000
Approved on Sat, 04 Jul 2020 07:55:28 +0100