Alice Marian Croswell, née Burbridge et al. in Church of Our Most Holy Redeemer, Wilmington Square, Clerkenwell, London - 22 July, 1883, 11:00 AM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 344:

My wife says this is "playing at church".

[…]

O[rgan]. – A small harmonium played by Mr. Smith.

H[ymns]. – A. & M., a grand popular selection.  The tunes bring tears to my eyes.

C[hoir]. – Eight little boys, well-behaved.  They are well trained by Mr. Smith.

[The congregation numbered] 85 – Consisting mostly of devotional girls.  …   more >>

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 344. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1552667043215 accessed: 20 October, 2021 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: Church of Our Most Holy Redeemer, Wilmington Square, Clerkenwell, London

Listeners

Listening to

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hymns selected from 'Hymns A&M' performed by Mr Smith, the choir of the Church of Our Most Holy Redeemer Wilmington Square
Anglican church music performed by Mr Smith, the choir of the Church of Our Most Holy Redeemer Wilmington Square

Experience Information

Date/Time 22 July, 1883, 11:00 AM
Duration 1 hours 15 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. At the time of Croswell's visit to the Church of Our Most Holy Redeemer, the congregation was meeting in a temporary mission room. The present church building, on Exmouth Market, was completed in 1888. ‘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 Fri, 15 Mar 2019 16:24:03 +0000
Approved on Wed, 15 Jul 2020 09:56:56 +0100