Henry Croswell et al. in St Andrew's Church, Wells Street, Marylebone, London - 23 December, 1883, 07:00 PM
from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 365:
O[rgan]. – Grand, perfect and softly played.
H[ymns]. – A special Hymnal, but we only heard the glorious Anthem.
C[hoir]. – Each voice was simply perfect. The Anthem - "The Lord whom ye seek …" "But who may abide …" "And He shall [purify]" - a Bass solo and boys and men - angelic!
[The congregation numbered] 1300 – […] It is a sight to see the chronic crowd of many fashionable and a few poor people.
S[ermon]. – […] we didn't stop.
Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 365. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1552991415056 accessed: 5 December, 2023 (By permission of the British Library.)
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|Date/Time||23 December, 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.