Henry Croswell et al. in Holy Trinity Church, Tottenham, London - 7 November, 1880, 06:30 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 226:

It is quite High Church with gregorians etc

O[rgan]. – Ordinary, in the West Gallery.

H[ymns]. – Hymns, A. & M. (the old Edition) - "Fierce raged …"

C[hoir]. –  Surpliced, ordinary.

[The congregation numbered] 150 – […] There was a curious collection of oddities, one antideluvian [sic] and one very young churchwarden.

[…]

M[iscellaneous]. – The attendant says the Vicar speaks too plainly to them and they don't like it. […]  I advise my wife to go here.  I like it much.

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 226. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1551117691272 accessed: 12 August, 2022 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: Holy Trinity Church, Tottenham, London

Listeners

Henry Croswell
assurance clerk, Sunday School teacher
1840-1893

Listening to

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Anglican church music including Gregorian chant performed by the choir and organist of Holy Trinity Church Tottenham
hymns selected from 'Hymns A&M' performed by the choir and organist of Holy Trinity Church Tottenham
'Fierce raged the tempest o'er the deep' performed by the choir and organist of Holy Trinity Church Tottenham

Experience Information

Date/Time 7 November, 1880, 06:30 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. ‘Hymns Ancient and Modern for use in the Services of the Church’ (1861; Appendix, 1868; Second edition, 1875; Supplement, 1889) was envisaged as an anthology of the best hymns available and became the most widely-used hymnbook in the Church of England during the late nineteenth century. William Henry Monk (1823–89) was musical editor.


Originally submitted by lcc5 on Mon, 25 Feb 2019 18:01:31 +0000
Approved on Thu, 09 Jul 2020 18:44:42 +0100