Henry Croswell et al. in St Andrew's Church, Viaduct Street, Bethnal Green, East End of London - 15 April, 1883, 07:10 PM
from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 330:
We got there at 6.50, but the service did not begin until 7.10.
O[rgan]. – Small and ordinary at the East end. It was well played.
H[ymns]. – A. & M., a nice selection.
C[hoir]. – Two men and ten boys without cassocks, and dirty surpliced. The singing was rather good. It was, in fact, a treat of gregorian singing.
[The congregation numbered] [?]90 – It was a nice collection … more >>
Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 330. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1552574833215 accessed: 17 May, 2022 (By permission of the British Library.)
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|Anglican church music with Gregorian chant||performed by the choir and organist of St Andrew's Church Viaduct Street|
|hymns selected from 'Hymns A&M'||performed by the choir and organist of St Andrew's Church Viaduct Street|
|Date/Time||15 April, 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. ‘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.