Henry Croswell et al. in St Peter's Church, Old Gravel Lane, Wapping, East End of London - 22 April, 1883, 07:00 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 331:

O[rgan]. – Fine and large above the church at the East end.

H[ymns]. – "The Hymnal Noted" - "Those eternal bowers …" - a great treat to me.

C[hoir]. – Large and finely trained.  The boys' voices in different verses were very beautiful - gregorians as they should be.

[The congregation numbered] 500 – […] The women's side was full and the mens' side fairly attended; but they don't look like residents of this low part.  Yet there …   more >>

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 331. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1552575824483 accessed: 5 October, 2022 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: St Peter's Church, Old Gravel Lane, Wapping, East End of London

Listeners

Henry Croswell
assurance clerk, Sunday School teacher
1840-1893

Listening to

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Anglican church music including Gregorian chant performed by the choir and organist of St Peter's Church Old Gravel Lane
hymns selected from 'The Hymnal Noted' performed by the choir and organist of St Peter's Church Old Gravel Lane
'Those eternal bowers' performed by the choir and organist of St Peter's Church Old Gravel Lane

Experience Information

Date/Time 22 April, 1883, 07:00 PM
Duration 45 minutes
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. The ‘Hymnal Noted’ was a collection of medieval hymns, many with plainsong melodies, published with the sanction of the Ecclesiological Society (formerly the Cambridge Camden Society) in 1851. A book of accompanying harmonies for use by organists and choirs was published separately.


Originally submitted by lcc5 on Thu, 14 Mar 2019 15:03:45 +0000
Approved on Wed, 15 Jul 2020 09:15:58 +0100