Henry Croswell et al. in All Saints' Church, Ennismore Gardens, Knightsbridge, London - 21 October, 1883, 07:00 PM
from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 355:
O[rgan]. – In the West Gallery over our heads.
H[ymns]. – Bickers, a moderate selection.
C[hoir]. – I think over our heads. There were a few ladies in one choir seat by the Pulpit. The singing is very ordinary - "parish-churchy".
[The congregation numbered] 400 – There were very few in the large galleries. […]
S[ermon]. – We didn't stop.
M[iscellaneous]. – […] It is very Low Church, most respectable and dull.
Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 355. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1552924924613 accessed: 6 December, 2023 (By permission of the British Library.)
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|hymns selected from the 'Hymnal Companion'||performed by the choir and organist of All Saints' Church Ennismore Gardens|
|Anglican church music||performed by the choir and organist of All Saints' Church Ennismore Gardens|
|Date/Time||21 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. ‘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).