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.
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.)
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|Date/Time||7 November, 1880, 06:30 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. ‘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.