Henry Croswell et al. in The Church of Saints Andrew and Philip, Golborne Road, Upper Westbourne Park, Notting Hill, London - 16 December, the 1880's, 07:05 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 364:

[Croswell recorded that the service began at 7pm, but] We got there at 7.5 through losing our way.

[…]

O[rgan]. – Ordinary, at the East end.

H[ymns]. – Bickers, an ordinary but nice selection.

C[hoir]. – Surpliced which I find curious when all is so Low.  We sat so much behind that we couldn't see much.  There were nice old fashioned simple chants.

[The congregation numbered] 190 …   more >>

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 364. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1552989804099 accessed: 27 November, 2022 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: The Church of Saints Andrew and Philip, Golborne Road, Upper Westbourne Park, Notting Hill, London

Listeners

Listening to

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Anglican church music performed by the choir and organist of the Church of Saints Andrew and Philip Golborne Road
hymns selected from the 'Hymnal Companion' performed by the choir and organist of the Church of Saints Andrew and Philip Golborne Road

Experience Information

Date/Time 16 December, the 1880's, 07:05 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. ‘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).


Originally submitted by lcc5 on Tue, 19 Mar 2019 10:03:25 +0000
Approved on Thu, 16 Jul 2020 07:57:17 +0100