Henry Croswell et al. in St Barnabas' Church, Pimlico, London - 1 January, 1882, 07:00 PM
from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 283:
O[rgan]. – Devoutly played by a curate. I saw a brass instrument there also.
H[ymns]. – A. & M. with the special Appendix.
C[hoir]. – "Perfect gregorians" say the Church Times. It was certainly a great treat to me.
[The congregation numbered] 500 – It was nicely full. I saw many tall men, some soldiers, all devout with sacristan and vergers etc.
M[iscellaneous]. – A perfect High Church, the ritual well done and quiet.
Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 283. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1551443476651 accessed: 2 June, 2023 (By permission of the British Library.)
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|Anglican church music including Gregorian chant||performed by a brass player, the choir and organist of St Barnabas' Church Pimlico|
|hymns selected from 'Hymns A&M'||performed by a brass player, the choir and organist of St Barnabas' Church Pimlico|
|Date/Time||1 January, 1882, 07:00 PM|
|Duration||1 hours 30 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. ‘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.