Henry Croswell et al. in St Cyprian's Church, Park Street, Dorset Square, Marylebone, London - 6 May, 1883, 07:00 PM
from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 333:
O[rgan]. – Small, perfect - "in memoriam".
H[ymns]. – A Carol for Ascension and two others all finely sung - also a Processional.
C[hoir]. – Few but well trained, each one a sermon on good behaviour.
[The congregation numbered] 180 – The chairs are closely packed and all are worshippers. There were many Sisters. All the seats were free and the church was crowded.
M[iscellaneous]. – This is a perfect church, or, so I think.
Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 333. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1552577126641 accessed: 28 September, 2023 (By permission of the British Library.)
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|an Ascension Day carol||performed by the choir and organist of St Cyprian's Church Park Street, Dorset Square|
|Anglican church music and hymns||performed by the choir and organist of St Cyprian's Church Park Street, Dorset Square|
|Date/Time||6 May, 1883, 07:00 PM|
|Duration||1 hours 35 minutes|
|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.