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.

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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: 12 August, 2022 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: All Saints' Church, East India Dock Road, Poplar, East End of London

Listeners

Henry Croswell
assurance clerk, Sunday School teacher
1840-1893

Listening to

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Anglican church music performed by the choir and organist of All Saints' Church East India Dock Road
hymns selected from 'Hymns A&M' performed by the choir and organist of All Saints' Church East India Dock Road
'Christian, dost thou see them'
written by John Bacchus Dykes
performed by the choir and organist of All Saints' Church East India Dock Road
Setting of Psalm 51 performed by the choir and organist of All Saints' Church East India Dock Road

Experience Information

Date/Time 6 March, 1881, 07:00 PM
Duration 50 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 Wed, 27 Feb 2019 13:06:25 +0000
Approved on Mon, 13 Jul 2020 13:02:05 +0100