Henry Croswell et al. in Christ Church, Stratford, East London - 25 February, 1883, 06:50 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 323:

We got there at the first Lesson.

[…]

O[rgan]. – Small and very ordinary in the West Gallery.

H[ymns]. – Two out of three from Moody and Sankey (the Supplement) and Bickers sung with feeling.

C[hoir]. – Six young women, two men and eight boys in the West gallery.

[…]

[The congregation numbered] 300 – There were many repsectable [sic] poor but few males. …   more >>

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 323. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1552563643428 accessed: 7 December, 2022 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: Christ Church, Stratford, East London

Listeners

Henry Croswell
assurance clerk, Sunday School teacher
1840-1893

Listening to

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performed by the choir and organist of Christ Church Stratford
hymns selected from the 'Hymnal Companion' performed by the choir and organist of Christ Church Stratford
hymns selected from Moody and Sankey's collection performed by the choir and organist of Christ Church Stratford

Experience Information

Date/Time 25 February, 1883, 06:50 PM
Duration 1 hours 25 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. ‘Sacred Songs and Solos’, compiled c. 1873 by the American evangelist-musician team of Dwight L. Moody and Ira D. Sankey for use in England during their first revivals abroad, was published c. 1874. It was commonly known as the ‘Moody and Sankey Hymnbook’. ‘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).


Originally submitted by lcc5 on Thu, 14 Mar 2019 11:40:44 +0000
Approved on Wed, 15 Jul 2020 09:01:02 +0100