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 >>
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: 31 March, 2023 (By permission of the British Library.)
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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|
|Date/Time||8 April, 1883, 07:00 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.