Henry Croswell et al. in Holy Trinity church, Vauxhall Bridge Road, Westminster, London - 17 June, 1883, 07:00 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 338:

O[rgan]. – Fine, large and well played.

H[ymns]. – A & M. including "Lead, kindly light." and an Anthem "Heavenly prayer …"

C[hoir]. – Large, surpliced, perfect, amgelic [sic]. The Guide says it is voluntary.  Is this possible?  A solo boy's lovely voice was a great treat.

[The congregation numbered] 400 – […] There were few people in the sides.  All were decorous Anglicans.

S[ermon]. …   more >>

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 338. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1552583945822 accessed: 25 January, 2022 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: Holy Trinity church, Vauxhall Bridge Road, Westminster, London

Listeners

Henry Croswell
assurance clerk, Sunday School teacher
1840-1893

Listening to

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'Heavenly prayer' performed by the choir and organist of Holy Trinity Church Vauxhall Bridge Road
hymns selected from 'Hymns A&M' performed by the choir and organist of Holy Trinity Church Vauxhall Bridge Road
Anglican church music performed by the choir and organist of Holy Trinity Church Vauxhall Bridge Road
'Lead, kindly light' performed by the choir and organist of Holy Trinity Church Vauxhall Bridge Road

Experience Information

Date/Time 17 June, 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 17:19:06 +0000
Approved on Wed, 15 Jul 2020 09:46:02 +0100