Henry Croswell et al. in St Peter's Church, Vere Street, Marylebone, London - 24 June, 1883, 07:00 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 339:

O[rgan]. – Finely played.

H[ymns]. – A. & M., the old Edition and the Anthem "The Lord is my shepherd".  The Psalter was Cathedral and as good.

C[hoir]. – Nearly perfectly trained - a treat, good singing and behaviour.  They were surpliced and sang parts.

[The congregation numbered] 500 – A select number with many swells and no poor.  I saw some "Mashers" in the free seats.  They were mostly very reverent and all well-behaved.

S[ermon]. – […] we didn't stop.

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 339. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1552585545997 accessed: 20 October, 2021 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: St Peter's Church, Vere Street, Marylebone, London

Listeners

Henry Croswell
assurance clerk, Sunday School teacher
1840-1893

Listening to

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'The Lord's my Shepherd' performed by the choir and organist of St Peter's Church Vere Street
hymns selected from 'Hymns A&M' performed by the choir and organist of St Peter's Church Vere Street
Anglican church music performed by the choir and organist of St Peter's Church Vere Street
psalm singing performed by the choir and organist of St Peter's Church Vere Street

Experience Information

Date/Time 24 June, 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. ‘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. ‘The Cathedral Psalter’ with chants, edited by Joseph Barnby, Samuel Flood Jones, John Stainer, John Troutbeck and James Turle, was first published in 1874, and remained widely used in the Anglican church until the 1950s.


Originally submitted by lcc5 on Thu, 14 Mar 2019 17:45:46 +0000
Approved on Wed, 15 Jul 2020 09:47:09 +0100