Henry Croswell et al. in All Saints' Church, Surrey Square, Walworth, London - 5 November, 1882, 06:50 PM
from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 306:
We got there at the First Lesson!
O[rgan]. – Ordinary, large.
H[ymns]. – Hymn after the Third Collect and an Anthem. "O Word of God above …" Hymns A. & M., the old edition.
C[hoir]. – Twenty four boys in college caps and eight young men, all good singers.
[The congregation numbered] 350 – An ordinary congregation, very few men, many troublesome lads who have been in the choir for they sing.
Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 306. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1552405083363 accessed: 11 December, 2023 (By permission of the British Library.)
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|Date/Time||5 November, 1882, 06:50 PM|
|Duration||1 hours 30 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. Although the transcript records the church's address as Surrey Street, it actually stood in Surrey Square. ‘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.