Henry Croswell et al. in All Saints' Church, East India Dock Road, Poplar, East End of London - 6 March, 1881, 07:00 PM
from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 244:
O[rgan]. – Large and fine (but too loud for me).
H[ymns]. – Anthem from the 51st Psalm. Hymns, A. & M. - "Christian, dost thou …"
C[hoir]. – Large, unsurpliced, nicely arranged, good singers and well trained.
[The congregation numbered] 1200 – The galleries were quite full. It was a fine sight to see so many. I saw few very poor, few old and no sailors.
S[ermon]. – We didn't stop.… more >>
Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 244. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1551272784839 accessed: 6 February, 2023 (By permission of the British Library.)
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|Date/Time||6 March, 1881, 07:00 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. ‘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.