Henry Croswell et al. in St John's Church, Harrow Road, Kensal Green, London - 11 June, 1882, 07:00 PM
from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 293:
I had to leave after the Sermon.
O[rgan]. – Ordinary, at the East end.
H[ymns]. – I thought 'Hall' but both were in Hymns A. & M.
C[hoir]. – Eight boys, five men, surpliced and ordinary. The boys were not well behaved.
[The congregation numbered] 220 – […] It is a poor neighbourhood and there is little to attract here.
Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 293. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1551456073341 accessed: 7 December, 2023 (By permission of the British Library.)
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|Anglican church music and hymns||performed by the choir and organist of St John's Church Harrow Road|
|Date/Time||11 June, 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. 'Hall’ might refer to William J. Hall’s popular ‘Psalms and Hymns adapted to the Services of the Church of England (1836) was commonly known as the ‘Mitre Hymn Book’ after the bishop’s mitre embossed on the front cover. Alternatively, ‘The New Mitre-Hymnal’ (1875) was a new and smaller edition of the collection. ‘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.