Henry Croswell et al. in All Hallows' Church, Tottenham, London - 17 July, 1881, 07:00 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 265:

O[rgan]. – Fine, large and well played.

H[ymns]. – A & M. with an Anthem after the Collect.

C[hoir]. – Boys' lovely voices.  It is High Church - all decently and in order.

[The congregation numbered] 800 – There were very many strangers and very pompus [sic] churchwardens.

S[ermon]. – We didn't stop.

[…]

M[iscellaneous]. – There ought to be many more churches in this dense, heathenish, poor parish.  Being at the very Porch we could see very little indeed.

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 265. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1551354743737 accessed: 20 October, 2021 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: All Hallows' Church, Tottenham, London

Listeners

Henry Croswell
assurance clerk, Sunday School teacher
1840-1893

Listening to

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Anglican church music including an anthem performed by the choir and organist of All Hallows' Church Tottenham
hymns selected from 'Hymns A&M' performed by the choir and organist of All Hallows' Church Tottenham

Experience Information

Date/Time 17 July, 1881, 07:00 PM
Duration 45 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 Thu, 28 Feb 2019 11:52:24 +0000
Approved on Mon, 13 Jul 2020 14:30:09 +0100