Henry Croswell et al. in St Clement Danes Church, The Strand, London - early April, 1881, 07:00 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 249:

O[rgan]. – Fine, old, in the West Gallery, the Organist surpliced.

H[ymns]. –  S.P.C.K. Church Hymns.  Anthem "I heard the voice of …"

C[hoir]. – Ten men and twelve boys surpliced.  Showy but good singers, the stalls curiously adapted.

[The congregation numbered] 600 – An average congregation including many young. […]

S[ermon]. – I couldn't stop although it was by the great Dr. Irons so,…   more >>

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 249. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1551282814345 accessed: 20 October, 2021 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: St Clement Danes Church, The Strand, London

Listeners

Henry Croswell
assurance clerk, Sunday School teacher
1840-1893

Listening to

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hymns selected from 'Church Hymns' performed by the choir and organist of St Clement Danes Church The Strand
Anglican church music performed by the choir and organist of St Clement Danes Church The Strand
'I heard the voice of ...' performed by the choir and organist of St Clement Danes Church The Strand

Experience Information

Date/Time early April, 1881, 07:00 PM
Duration 1 hours
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

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. In the transcript, the record is dated as 4 April, which was a Monday. Given that Croswell usually mentions if he has visited a church on a weekday, it is more likely that the date of the visit was Sunday 3 April. ‘Church Hymns’ (1871) and ‘Church Hymns with Tunes’ (1874) were publications of the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge (S.P.C.K.), under the musical editorship of Arthur Sullivan (1842–1900). This collection was the most successful of the competitors to ‘Hymns Ancient and Modern’ in the late nineteenth century, containing a larger number of hymns overall, and more hymns specifically intended for children and young people.


Originally submitted by lcc5 on Wed, 27 Feb 2019 15:53:35 +0000
Approved on Mon, 13 Jul 2020 13:16:16 +0100