Henry Croswell et al. in St John the Evangelist Church, Fitzroy Square, St Pancras, London - 28 October, 1883, 07:00 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 356:

We were going to All Saints, Margaret Street, but singing hymns beforehand made us too late.

[…]

O[rgan]. – Large, in the West Gallery and well played.  Part of the Psalms was left off - then perfect.

H[ymns]. – S.P.C.K.  The hymns was [sic]  in Hymns, A. & M.  The Anthem was Ps. 119

C[hoir]. – Twenty boys with good voices.  One solo was …   more >>

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 356. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1552925722688 accessed: 28 November, 2022 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: St John the Evangelist Church, Fitzroy Square, St Pancras, London

Listeners

Listening to

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hymns selected from 'Church Hymns' performed by the choir and organist of St John the Evangelist Church Fitzroy Square
a setting of Psalm 119 performed by the choir and organist of St John the Evangelist Church Fitzroy Square
Anglican church music performed by the choir and organist of St John the Evangelist Church Fitzroy Square

Experience Information

Date/Time 28 October, 1883, 07:00 PM
Duration 45 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. The S.P.C.K. (Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge) published ‘Church Hymns’ (1871) and ‘Church Hymns with Tunes (1874, under the musical editorship of Arthur Sullivan). This collection was the most successful of the competitors to ‘Hymns Ancient and Modern’ in the late nineteenth century, containing a larger number of hymns overall, and more hymns specifically intended for children and young people.


Originally submitted by lcc5 on Mon, 18 Mar 2019 16:15:23 +0000
Approved on Thu, 16 Jul 2020 07:39:13 +0100