Henry Croswell et al. in All Hallows' Church, East India Dock Road, Poplar, East End of London - 11 February, 1883, 07:00 PM
from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 321:
O[rgan]. – Probably old as it is one from a City church. It is good.
H[ymns]. – A. & M. - There was a hymn before the service. This is curious. The Anthem and hymn is a capital idea.
C[hoir]. – Very large, surpliced, good. Some boys had fine voices.
[The congregation numbered] 800 – The congregation was large and representative of all, even the old. All were quite … more >>
Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 321. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1552561940616 accessed: 1 December, 2023 (By permission of the British Library.)
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|Anglican church music including an anthem||performed by the choir and organist of All Hallows' Church East India Dock Road|
|hymns selected from 'Hymns A&M'||performed by the choir and organist of All Hallows' Church East India Dock Road|
|Date/Time||11 February, 1883, 07:00 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. ‘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.