Henry Croswell et al. in St Gabriel's Church, Newington, Southwark, London - 29 October, 1882, 06:50 PM
from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 305:
We got there at the first Lesson and left after the hymn before the Sermon.
P[riests]. – 2. Doubtless, they were curates and, I thought, very ordinary. The intoning was carried to excess and nearly spoilt their voices.
O[rgan]. – Old. It was in the old Parish Church.
H[ymns]. – "Praise, my soul, the King of Heaven …" "We sing the praise of Him Who died …" from Hymns A. & M.
[The congregation numbered] 350 … more >>
Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 305. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1552403646611 accessed: 28 November, 2023 (By permission of the British Library.)
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|Date/Time||29 October, 1882, 06:50 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.