Henry Croswell et al. in St Botolph's Church, Aldgate, City of London - 2 May, 1880, 11:00 AM
from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 203:
We got there in good time. There was no Litany but a long sermon.
O[rgan]. – Ordinary, parochial, softly played.
H[ymns]. – Anthem - "Behold, how joyful …" etc. Rogation Hymn - "We beseech Thee …"
C[hoir]. – Unsurpliced boys and men with good voices.
[The congregation numbered] 400 – Congregation decent and ordinary. There were many very "lower middle class" who were most attentive to the sermon.
Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 203. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1551009101478 accessed: 29 November, 2023 (By permission of the British Library.)
Listening tohide composers
|Date/Time||2 May, 1880, 11:00 AM|
|Duration||1 hours 50 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.