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 >>

cite as

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

location of experience: the Church of St John Evangelist, Grove Street, Commercial Road, East End 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 John Evangelist Church Grove Street, Commercial Road
hymns selected from 'Hymns A&M' performed by the choir and organist of St John Evangelist Church Grove Street, Commercial Road
'Above the starry spheres' performed by the choir and organist of St John Evangelist Church Grove Street, Commercial Road
'The strain upraise of joy and praise' performed by the choir and organist of St John Evangelist Church Grove Street, Commercial Road

Experience Information

Date/Time 16 May, 1880, 07:10 PM
Duration 1 hours 20 minutes
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 Sun, 24 Feb 2019 13:11:46 +0000
Approved on Tue, 07 Jul 2020 13:47:06 +0100