Henry Croswell et al. in St Alphege's Church, Lancaster Street, Borough, Southwark, London - 18 November, 1883, 07:00 PM
from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 360:
O[rgan]. – Capitally arranged at the side of the East end.
H[ymns]. – A. & M. A beautiful, simple selction [sic] and good singing.
C[hoir]. – Fine, large with simple gregorian singing. It consisted of sixteen lads and twelve men.
[The congregation numbered] 700 – The congregation was an extraordinary collection of the very poor. Of course, most were female but there was a good sprinkling of men. I never saw such a sight… more >>
Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 360. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1552931039662 accessed: 5 December, 2023 (By permission of the British Library.)
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|Anglican church music including Gregorian chant||performed by the choir and organist of St Alphege's Church Lancaster Street, Borough|
|hymns selected from 'Hymns A&M'||performed by the choir and organist of St Alphege's Church Lancaster Street, Borough|
|Date/Time||18 November, 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.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.