Alice Marian Croswell, née Burbridge et al. in St Bartholomew-the-Less Church, West Smithfield, City of London - 18 April, 1880, 11:10 AM
from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 200:
[Croswell indicated that the service began at 11am] The Church is in the Hospital. We were ten minutes late.
O[rgan]. – Pretty, small, nicely and easily played.
H[ymns]. – A. & M. - an Easter selection and Introit.
C[hoir]. – Six little lads in front of the congregation.
[The congregation numbered] 150 - (Say) fifty patients, fifty on the… more >>
Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 200. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1550148441314 accessed: 4 December, 2023 (By permission of the British Library.)
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|Date/Time||18 April, 1880, 11:10 AM|
|Duration||1 hours 30 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. ‘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.