Henry Croswell et al. in Christ Church, Union Street, Rotherhithe, London - 20 November, 1881, 07:05 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 279:

O[rgan]. – Very ordinary, new and played by a lady.

H[ymns]. – S.P.C.K. and Appendix, the old Edition.

C[hoir]. – Ten young ladies, six gentlemen in the West gallery.  They were very careful and well behaved.

[The congregation numbered] 800 – […] It was a grand collectiom [sic] of old men and many poor - a beautiful sight of the old Low Church school. 

[…]

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cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 279. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1551437769516 accessed: 8 October, 2022 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: Christ Church, Union Street, Rotherhithe, London

Listeners

Henry Croswell
assurance clerk, Sunday School teacher
1840-1893

Listening to

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hymns selected from 'Church Hymns' performed by the choir and organist of Christ Church Union Road
Anglican church music performed by the choir and organist of Christ Church Union Road

Experience Information

Date/Time 20 November, 1881, 07:05 PM
Duration 1 hours 5 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. ‘Church Hymns’ (1871) and ‘Church Hymns with Tunes’ (1874) were publications of the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge (S.P.C.K.), under the musical editorship of Arthur Sullivan (1842–1900). This collection was the most successful of the competitors to ‘Hymns Ancient and Modern’ in the late nineteenth century, containing a larger number of hymns overall, and more hymns specifically intended for children and young people.


Originally submitted by lcc5 on Fri, 01 Mar 2019 10:56:10 +0000
Approved on Tue, 14 Jul 2020 11:00:22 +0100