Henry Croswell et al. in All Saints' Church, Finchley Road, St John's Wood, London - 7 October, 1883, 07:00 PM
from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 354:
O[rgan]. – Fine and large in a gallery at the side of the choir.
H[ymns]. – A perfect Anthem from Psalm li.9 and an ordinary hymn.
C[hoir]. – Well trained and perfect with large surplices. One boy's solo voice was heavenly.
[The congregation numbered] 300 – […] In S. John's Wood it is not the fashion to come to worship God in the evening. There was a sprinkle of people all over the church, all well behaved… more >>
Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 354. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1552924344827 accessed: 8 December, 2023 (By permission of the British Library.)
Listening tohide composers
|Setting of Psalm 51||performed by the choir and organist of All Saints' Church Finchley Road|
|Anglican church music||performed by the choir and organist of All Saints' Church Finchley Road|
|Date/Time||7 October, 1883, 07:00 PM|
|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.