Henry Croswell et al. in St Philip's Church, Regent Street, West End of London - 6 November, 1881, 07:10 PM
from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 277:
We were a little late.
O[rgan]. – Large in upper West gallery.
H[ymns]. – A. & M. "Crown Him Lord of all …" and an Anthem "Behold how pleasant.."
C[hoir]. – Twelve boys and eight men surpliced. They had very fine voices and some of the boys were very good.
[The congregation numbered] 1,000 – […] An exceptionally large congregation. There were … more >>
Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 277. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1551436104589 accessed: 28 November, 2023 (By permission of the British Library.)
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|Date/Time||6 November, 1881, 07:10 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.