Henry Croswell et al. in St John's Church, Stamford Hill, East London - 26 June, 1881, 06:55 PM
from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 261:
[Croswell recorded that he arrived at 6.55pm] We got there at the Third Collect.
[…] Everything is done decently and in order. Even the children behaved.
O[rgan]. – Good, very small and temporary.
H[ymns]. – A. & M., a popular sepection [sic].
C[hoir]. – Surpliced and well behaved. It is very much higher than the Mother Church
[The congregation numbered] 200 – A representative gathering of all classes. There were many well-to-do and many quite poor.
Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 261. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1551351971187 accessed: 30 November, 2023 (By permission of the British Library.)
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|Anglican church music||performed by the choir and organist of St John's Church Stamford Hill|
|hymns selected from 'Hymns A&M'||performed by the choir and organist of St John's Church Stamford Hill|
|Date/Time||26 June, 1881, 06:55 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.