Henry Croswell et al. in St Mary's Church, Hornsey Rise, Islington, London - 23 May, 1880, 06:30 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 209:

O[rgan]. – Fine and well played.

H[ymns]. – Bickers, a Church selection.

C[hoir]. – Young ladies and gentlemen in galore.  Few of the congregation joined in the service.

[The congregation numbered] 600 – The seats were nearly all let to highly respectable tenants.  There were few men but many young ladies.  Those in the free seats behaved the best.

[…]

M[iscellaneous]. – […] We sat in the last seat in the side aisle.  I prefer this to any other seat in a church.

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 209. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1551090929402 accessed: 6 July, 2022 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: St Mary's Church, Hornsey Rise, Islington, 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 Mary's Church Hornsey Rise
hymns selected from the 'Hymnal Companion' performed by the choir and organist of St Mary's Church Hornsey Rise

Experience Information

Date/Time 23 May, 1880, 06:30 PM
Duration 1 hours 5 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. ‘Bickers’ refers to ‘The Hymnal Companion to the Book of Common Prayer’ (1870, rev. 1877; and in a revised edition with tunes, 1890) compiled by Edward Henry Bickersteth (1825–1906).


Originally submitted by lcc5 on Mon, 25 Feb 2019 10:35:30 +0000
Approved on Tue, 07 Jul 2020 13:51:56 +0100