Henry Croswell et al. in St Peter's Church, Sumner Street, Southwark, London - 26 September, 1880, 06:45 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 220:

[Croswell recorded that the service began at 6.30pm, but] Got there at a quarter to seven.  We left after the Offertory.  It was not over then.

[…]

O[rgan]. – Ordinary, at the East end and the gallery seems to have been cut away.

H[ymns]. – Harland's Collection, some local Staffordshire clergyman's antiquated selection.

C[hoir]. – Twelve Boys, four men, unsurpliced.

[The congregation numbered] 130 – There were many poor at the back and sides.  The front was singularly empty.

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 220. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1551107751550 accessed: 6 October, 2022 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: St Peter's Church, Sumner Street, Southwark, 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 Peter's Church Sumner Street
hymns selected from the 'Church Psalter and Hymnal' performed by the choir and organist of St Peter's Church Sumner Street

Experience Information

Date/Time 26 September, 1880, 06:45 PM
Duration 1 hours 25 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. Edward Harland’s popular ‘Church Psalter and Hymnal’ was published in 1855, with an 1869 edition incorporating tunes selected by Henry John Gauntlett (1805–76). A further supplement of hymns was added in 1876.


Originally submitted by lcc5 on Mon, 25 Feb 2019 15:15:52 +0000
Approved on Thu, 09 Jul 2020 18:09:57 +0100