Henry Croswell et al. in St James' Church, Westmoreland Street, Marylebone, London - between 8 January, 1882 and 15 January, 1882
from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 286:
[Croswell recorded that he attended the service from 6.30–8.35pm on 15 January 1882]
We got in like a crowd at the back and left in the middle of the sermon.
O[rgan]. – Powerful, large and fine.
H[ymns]. – A. & M. including "Onward, Christian soldiers …"
C[hoir]. – Surpliced, with nice, good voices. Many professional ladies also gave their services.
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Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 286. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1551446319037 accessed: 5 October, 2023 (By permission of the British Library.)
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|Date/Time||between 8 January, 1882 and 15 January, 1882|
|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.