Henry Croswell et al. in St Matthias' Church, Caledonian Road, Islington, London - 1 July, 1883, 11:00 AM
from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 340:
O[rgan]. – Very small and old; well-played.
H[ymns]. – Bickers; grand old dissenting tunes.
C[hoir]. – Voluntary: twelve lads, four men, well trained but not well-behaved boys. They sung Jackson's Te Deum - a treat.
[The congregation numbered] 130 – There were many young females and blue ribbon all about. They were respectable and well-behaved.
Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 340. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1552586892598 accessed: 8 December, 2023 (By permission of the British Library.)
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|Date/Time||1 July, 1883, 11:00 AM|
|Duration||1 hours 40 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. ‘Bickers’ refers to ‘The Hymnal Companion to the Book of Common Prayer’ (1870, rev. 1877; and in a revised edition with tunes, 1890) compiled by Edward Henry Bickersteth (1825–1906).