Henry Croswell et al. in All Hallows' Church, Sepper Street, Borough, London - 24 December, 1882, 07:00 PM
from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 314:
This is Christmass [sic] Eve.
[…] It was not Evening Prayer but a mission service with Hymns, Sermon, Acts of Faith etc. and a fine procession of choir and people etc. round. […]
O[rgan]. – Small, good, well played.
H[ymns]. – A. & M. and Carols provided for all.
C[hoir]. – Large, good and capitally … more >>
Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 314. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1552411096748 accessed: 6 December, 2023 (By permission of the British Library.)
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|Date/Time||24 December, 1882, 07:00 PM|
|Duration||1 hours 10 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. '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.