Henry Croswell et al. in St Paul's Church, Wilton Place, Knightsbridge, London - 2 September, 1883, 07:05 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 348:

O[rgan]. – Large, fine and loudly played.

H[ymns]. – A. & M., a popular selection.

C[hoir]. – Large, surpliced, paid, gregorian.  I thought everything very perfect.

[The congregation numbered] 800 – […] Downstairs it was nicely filled.  The galleries were shut.  It is a wonderfully devout and High congregation - "of holy women not a few".  There were many men.

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. 348. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1552911188049 accessed: 8 August, 2022 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: St Paul's Church, Wilton Place, Knightsbridge, London

Listeners

Henry Croswell
assurance clerk, Sunday School teacher
1840-1893

Listening to

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Anglican church music with Gregorian chant performed by the choir and organist of St Paul's Church Wilton Place
hymns selected from 'Hymns A&M' performed by the choir and organist of St Paul's Church Wilton Place

Experience Information

Date/Time 2 September, 1883, 07:05 PM
Duration 40 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.


Originally submitted by lcc5 on Mon, 18 Mar 2019 12:13:08 +0000
Approved on Thu, 16 Jul 2020 07:22:40 +0100