Henry Croswell et al. in All Souls' Church, Hampstead, London - 2 December, 1883, 07:00 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 362:

O[rgan]. – Small, nicely played, at the East end.

H[ymns]. – "O come, O come …" and another out of A. & M.

C[hoir]. – Selected, perfect cathedral soft singing - a treat.  They were surpliced.

[The congregation numbered] 300 – […]  The little boys near us laughed and the big lads behind us talked.  There were many young ladies, there being two schools.

S[ermon]. – […] we didn't sta[y.]

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 362. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1552935457840 accessed: 8 August, 2022 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: All Souls' Church, Hampstead, London

Listeners

Henry Croswell
assurance clerk, Sunday School teacher
1840-1893

Listening to

hide composers
a hymn from 'Hymns A&M' performed by the choir and organist of All Souls' Church Hampstead
Anglican church music performed by the choir and organist of All Souls' Church Hampstead
'O come, o come, Emmanuel' performed by the choir and organist of All Souls' Church Hampstead

Experience Information

Date/Time 2 December, 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. ‘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 18:57:38 +0000
Approved on Thu, 16 Jul 2020 07:53:30 +0100