Henry Croswell et al. in the Church of St John Evangelist, Grove Street, Commercial Road, East End of London - 16 May, 1880, 07:10 PM
from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 207:
The notices said 7.15 but we got there at 7.10, during the Psalms.
O[rgan]. – Nicely played - correct position.
H[ymns]. – A. & M. "…Strain upraise with joy …" and "Above the starry spheres …"
C[hoir]. – Fourteen boys and six young men surpliced with two young lay readers, common and ill behaved.
[The congregation numbered] 60 – Many of these were poor. Some could … more >>
Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 207. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1551013906023 accessed: 31 March, 2023 (By permission of the British Library.)
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|Date/Time||16 May, 1880, 07:10 PM|
|Duration||1 hours 20 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.