Henry Croswell et al. in St Thomas' Church, Stepney, East End of London - 29 February, 1880, 07:05 PM
from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 191:
[Croswell recorded that the service began at 6.30pm, but] We got there at 7.5! (at the second Collect)
O[rgan]. – Quite new (1879) in a gallery at the East.
H[ymns]. – Bickersteth. "I was a wandering…" and "O Paradise …"
C[hoir]. – Ten little boys all huddled up by the Reading Desk and Pulpit
[The congregation numbered] 200 Of these there were hardly any men but many young females.
M[iscellaneous]. – […] The Pew-opener is an awful singer!
Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 191. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1549039649374 accessed: 7 October, 2022 (By permission of the British Library.)
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|Date/Time||29 February, 1880, 07:05 PM|
|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).