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: 26 September, 2023 (By permission of the British Library.)
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|Date/Time||3 October, 1880, 07:00 PM|
|Duration||1 hours 30 minutes|
|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).