Henry Croswell et al. in St Luke's Church, Burdett Road, Stepney, East End of London - 18 March, 1883, 06:50 PM
from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 326:
O[rgan]. – Good, in the Chancel.
H[ymns]. – A. & M., a popular selection (It is Palm Sunday).
C[hoir]. – Eighteen boys, twelve men and two Lay Readers all surpliced. There was good singing and behaviour. There was a Processional.
[The congregation numbered] 350 – This number includes many boys who had the best seats and all books found. All the seats are free. There were very few adult males.
Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 326. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1552566936924 accessed: 31 March, 2023 (By permission of the British Library.)
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|Anglican church music||performed by the choir and organist of St Luke's Church Burdett Road|
|hymns selected from 'Hymns A&M'||performed by the choir and organist of St Luke's Church Burdett Road|
|Date/Time||18 March, 1883, 06:50 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.