Henry Croswell et al. in St Andrew's Church, Malden Road, Haverstock Hill, London - 16 January, 1881, 07:02 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 237:

O[rgan]. – Small and badly played.

H[ymns]. – Lately "Kimble" [sic] - now Bickers.

C[hoir]. – Eight young females who broke down.

[The congregation numbered] 80

[…]

S[ermon]. – We left before the Sermon.

[…]

M[iscellaneous]. – […] The arrangements are extreme Low Church.

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 237. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1551265109225 accessed: 18 July, 2024 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: St Andrew's Church, Malden Road, Haverstock Hill, London

Listeners

Henry Croswell
assurance clerk, Sunday School teacher
1840-1893

Listening to

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hymns selected from the 'Hymnal Companion' performed by the choir and organist of St Andrew's Church Malden Road
Anglican church music performed by the choir and organist of St Andrew's Church Malden Road

Experience Information

Date/Time 16 January, 1881, 07:02 PM
Duration 43 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). Rev. Charles Kemble’s ‘A Selection of Psalms and Hymns, arranged for the public services of the Church of England’ was first published in 1853 in a words-only edition. Samuel Sebastian Wesley (1810–76) was asked to edit a music edition (1864), to which he contributed a number of original melodies.


Originally submitted by lcc5 on Wed, 27 Feb 2019 10:58:29 +0000
Approved on Mon, 13 Jul 2020 12:48:20 +0100