Henry Croswell et al. in St John the Evangelist Church, Red Lion Square, Holborn, London - 17 April, 1881, 07:00 PM
from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 251:
O[rgan]. – Small, good and correct. There was a violin as well.
H[ymns]. – A. & M. "And He shall reign …" with Hallelujah.
C[hoir]. – Large, surpliced, good. They were fine singers and well behaved.
[The congregation numbered] 450 – Mostly middle class. I saw some Sisters. All were devout but there was no enthusiasm.… more >>
Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 251. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1551284877714 accessed: 25 March, 2023 (By permission of the British Library.)
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|Date/Time||17 April, 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.