Henry Croswell et al. in Church of St John the Evangelist, Wilton Road, Pimlico, London - 12 November, 1882, 07:00 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 307:

O[rgan]. – Large, good and beautifully played.

H[ymns]. – A. & M. - "Jesus shall reign where'er the sun …"  "There is a blessed home …"

C[hoir]. – Fourteen lads and ten men, good and refined - fine gregorian singing, a treat to hear.

[The congregation numbered] 750 – […] It was a good representative gathering though there were few men and those were not swells.  The …   more >>

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 307. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1552406454304 accessed: 8 December, 2022 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: Church of St John the Evangelist, Wilton Road, Pimlico, London

Listeners

Listening to

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Anglican church music including Gregorian chant performed by the choir and organist of the Church of St John the Evangelist Wilton Road
hymns selected from 'Hymns A&M' performed by the choir and organist of the Church of St John the Evangelist Wilton Road
'There is a blessed home' performed by the choir and organist of the Church of St John the Evangelist Wilton Road
'Jesus shall reign where'er the sun'
written by Philip Armes
performed by the choir and organist of the Church of St John the Evangelist Wilton Road

Experience Information

Date/Time 12 November, 1882, 07:00 PM
Duration 45 minutes
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Notes

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.


Originally submitted by lcc5 on Tue, 12 Mar 2019 16:00:54 +0000
Approved on Wed, 15 Jul 2020 08:27:02 +0100