Henry Croswell et al. in St Stephen's Church, Camden Town, London - 19 March, 1882, 07:00 PM
from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 287:
We arrived in good time and stayed till it was all over.
O[rgan]. – In the East gallery only it was undevotional.
H[ymns]. – A. & M., the old Edition.
C[hoir]. – Large, good and surpliced. There was vigorous singing.
[The congregation numbered] 150 – Why are there so few there? There was both good singing and good preaching.
Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 287. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1551451211715 accessed: 17 May, 2022 (By permission of the British Library.)
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|Anglican church music||performed by the choir and organist of St Stephen's Church Camden Town|
|hymns selected from 'Hymns A&M'||performed by the choir and organist of St Stephen's Church Camden Town|
|Date/Time||19 March, 1882, 07:00 PM|
|Duration||1 hours 20 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.