Henry Croswell et al. in All Saints' Church, Lambeth, London - 28 August, 1881, 07:00 PM
from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 267:
O[rgan]. – In the Chancel played by a lady.
H[ymns]. – Hymnal Noted. I think this is perfection.
C[hoir]. – Six men and five boys singing the grand tunes of long ago.
[The congregation numbered] 130 – These were devout and there were many poor.
M[iscellaneous]. – This is the church to my likeing [sic]. Such things will soon be a thing of the past with the … more >>
Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 267. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1551357164348 accessed: 20 October, 2021 (By permission of the British Library.)
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|Anglican church music||performed by the choir and organist of All Saints' Church Lambeth|
|hymns selected from the 'Hymnal Noted'||performed by the choir and organist of All Saints' Church Lambeth|
|Date/Time||28 August, 1881, 07:00 PM|
|Duration||1 hours 15 minutes|
|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. The ‘Hymnal Noted’ was a collection of medieval hymns, many with plainsong melodies, published with the sanction of the Ecclesiological Society (formerly the Cambridge Camden Society) in 1851. A book of accompanying harmonies for use by organists and choirs was published separately.