Henry Croswell et al. in St Olave and St John Grammar School, Queen Elizabeth Street, Horsleydown, London - 17 September, 1882, 06:30 PM
from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 299:
O[rgan]. – It sounded like an harmonium and was well played.
H[ymns]. – A. & M., the old Edition but they were all in mine.
C[hoir]. – Rather large - surpliced. They were in an unusual position and sang nicely.
[The congregation numbered] 250 – There were few men. Many looked poor. There were many young women and some lads. The building would hold any number of boys. It was … more >>
Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 299. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1552393441603 accessed: 24 September, 2023 (By permission of the British Library.)
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|Anglican church music||performed by the choir and organist of St Olave and St John Grammar School|
|hymns selected from 'Hymns A&M'||performed by the choir and organist at St Olave and St John Grammar School|
|Date/Time||17 September, 1882, 06:30 PM|
|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.