Henry Croswell et al. in St Ann's Church, Dean Street, Soho, London - 10 September, 1882, 07:00 PM
from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 298:
O[rgan]. – All the pipes were out under repair. There was a neat harmonium nicely played but not by J. Barnby.
H[ymns]. – The Hymnary. All were in Hymns A. & M.
C[hoir]. – Twenty eight boys and two men with surplices only. They had fine trained voices.
[The congregation numbered] 430 – […] There were many fashionables, some poor and a few … more >>
Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 298. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1552391841818 accessed: 3 February, 2023 (By permission of the British Library.)
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|Anglican church music||performed by the choir and organist of St Ann's Church Dean Street|
|hymns selected from 'The Hymnary'||performed by the choir and organist of St Ann's Church Dean Street|
|Date/Time||10 September, 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. ‘The Hymnary’ was published in 1872, edited by William Cooke and Benjamin Webb. The music editor was Joseph Barnby. The collection never achieved the popularity of either ‘Hymns Ancient and Modern’ or the ‘Church Hymnal’.