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.
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.)
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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|
|Date/Time||17 July, 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.