Henry Croswell et al. in St Paul's Church, Burdett Road, Bow Common, East End of London - 8 April, 1883, 07:00 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 329:

O[rgan]. – Large and powerful - oh so loudly played by a noisy man! (with an address in Piccadilly.)

H[ymns]. – A. & M. we had only one - ordinary.

C[hoir]. – Large, fine, cathedral-like.  Some of the boy solo voices were "heavenly"  The anthem about Miriam was long and operatic.

[The congregation numbered] 800 – It was a large collection of young lady swells and young gentlemen looking after them.  There were few old people.  All …   more >>

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 329. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1552569136857 accessed: 4 October, 2022 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: St Paul's Church, Burdett Road, Bow Common, East End of London

Listeners

Henry Croswell
assurance clerk, Sunday School teacher
1840-1893

Listening to

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Anglican church music including an anthem performed by the choir and organist of St Paul's Church Bow Common
a hymn selected from 'Hymns A&M' performed by the choir and organist of St Paul's Church Bow Common

Experience Information

Date/Time 8 April, 1883, 07:00 PM
Duration 1 hours
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. ‘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.


Originally submitted by lcc5 on Thu, 14 Mar 2019 13:12:17 +0000
Approved on Wed, 15 Jul 2020 09:12:33 +0100