Henry Croswell et al. in St Paul's Church, High Street, Shadwell, East End of London - 1 April, 1883, 07:05 PM
from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 328:
The service begun at 6.30. We got there at the Thanksgiving!
[…] It is a grand polished-up Parish Church, all dull and decent.
O[rgan]. – I couldn't see it - in the West Gallery.
H[ymns]. – A. & M. - an ordinary Easter selection.
C[hoir]. – I couldn't see it. It was probably in the West Gallery but there was not much singing.
[The congregation numbered] 150 – There were a hundred… more >>
Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 328. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1552568444238 accessed: 7 December, 2023 (By permission of the British Library.)
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|Anglican church music||performed by the choir and organist of St Paul's Church High Street, Shadwell|
|Easter hymns selected from 'Hymns A&M'||performed by the choir and organist of St Paul's Church High Street, Shadwell|
|Date/Time||1 April, 1883, 07:05 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. ‘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.