Henry Croswell et al. in St John's Church, Highbury Vale, Highbury, London - 3 October, 1880, 07:00 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 221:

O[rgan]. – Small (perhaps temporary) played by a lady.

H[ymns]. – Bickers.  "Come let us join …"  "… bruised reed …"  "Tommorrow, [sic] Lord, is Thine …"

C[hoir]. – A few of all sorts (again perhaps temporary).

[The congregation numbered] 320 – Well filled with nice ordinary quite lower middle class people.  I saw many men and several lads.

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Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 221. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1551109446685 accessed: 25 January, 2022 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: St John's Church, Highbury Vale, Highbury, 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's Church Highbury Vale
'Tomorrow, Lord, is Thine' performed by the choir and organist of St John's Church Highbury Vale
'Come let us join our cheerful songs' performed by the choir and organist of St John's Church Highbury Vale
'With joy we meditate the grace' performed by the choir and organist of St John's Church Highbury Vale

Experience Information

Date/Time 3 October, 1880, 07:00 PM
Duration 1 hours 30 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 15:44:07 +0000
Approved on Thu, 09 Jul 2020 18:13:29 +0100