Henry Croswell et al. in Holy Trinity Church, Tredegar Square, Mile End, East End of London - 4 March, 1883, 07:10 PM
from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 324:
We got there at the hymn before the Sermon.
O[rgan]. – Ordinary, in the West Gallery.
H[ymns]. – Church Hymns including "The Church's one Foundation …"
C[hoir]. – Rather large, surpliced and well arranged. There was really no means of telling how they sung but most likely it was nice congrgational [sic] singing.
[The congregation numbered] 250 – […] The congregation was singularly scattered. They were unruly in the gallery.
Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 324. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1552565390513 accessed: 19 October, 2021 (By permission of the British Library.)
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|Date/Time||4 March, 1883, 07:10 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. ‘Church Hymns’ (1871) and ‘Church Hymns with Tunes’ (1874) were publications of the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge (S.P.C.K.), under the musical editorship of Arthur Sullivan (1842–1900). This collection was the most successful of the competitors to ‘Hymns Ancient and Modern’ in the late nineteenth century, containing a larger number of hymns overall, and more hymns specifically intended for children and young people.