Henry Croswell et al. in Holy Trinity Church, Trinity Square, Southwark, London - late February, 1881, 07:15 PM
from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 242:
We got there nearly at the end of the prayers.
O[rgan]. – Large in the West Gallery.
H[ymns]. – A. & M., the old Edition. "Onward Chrsitian [sic] soldiers …."
C[hoir]. – Large with large surplices arranged in a pew at the East end.
[The congregation numbered] 180 – But it was a nasty night with hail. There were a … more >>
Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 242. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1551271038367 accessed: 30 November, 2023 (By permission of the British Library.)
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|Date/Time||late February, 1881, 07:15 PM|
|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. Although dated 27/2/81 in the transcript, the position of the record within the whole suggests that the date should be 20 February. ‘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.