Henry Croswell et al. in St John's Church, Upper Holloway, London - 8 August, 1880, 06:50 PM
from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 217:
[Croswell recorded that the service began at 6.30pm, but] We got there at 6.50 and left at 7.35.
O[rgan]. – Ordinary, in the West Gallery.
H[ymns]. – Bickers - amongst them "We saw Thee not …"
C[hoir]. – Lots of young ladies and gemtlemen [sic].
[The congregation numbered] 1100 – There were many elderly persons. The church was pewed all over. We sat sat [sic] in the free seats.
Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 217. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1551098593692 accessed: 5 October, 2022 (By permission of the British Library.)
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|Date/Time||8 August, 1880, 06:50 PM|
|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. ‘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).