Henry Croswell et al. in St Paul's Church, Old Ford, East End of London - 21 January, 1883, 06:40 PM
from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 318:
[Croswell recorded that the service began at 6.30pm, but] We didn't get there until 6.40 owing to the trains.
O[rgan]. – Ordinary, not too loudly played.
H[ymns]. – Bickers - "Jesus, my happy …" and "Nearer, my God …"
C[hoir]. – Many young women in two front seats but not in the Chancel - squalling singing.
[The congregation numbered] 130 … more >>
Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 318. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1552414568310 accessed: 8 February, 2023 (By permission of the British Library.)
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|Date/Time||21 January, 1883, 06:40 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. ‘Bickers’ refers to ‘The Hymnal Companion to the Book of Common Prayer’ (1870, rev. 1877; and in a revised edition with tunes, 1890) compiled by Edward Henry Bickersteth (1825–1906).