Henry Croswell et al. in St Andrew's Church, Ashley Place, Westminster, London - 6 January, 1884, 07:00 PM
from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 367:
O[rgan]. – Ordinary; beautifully played and softly.
H[ymns]. – A carol - "Noel, Noel, Born is the king …." and Bickers, an episcopal selection.
C[hoir]. – Surpliced - fourteen boys and ten men - perfect. One boy's solo voice was a great treat. Everything was softly sung with simple tune
[The congregation numbered] 700 – […] There were there a nice lot of all sorts. There are few poor, of course, in the … more >>
Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 367. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1552994074208 accessed: 1 December, 2023 (By permission of the British Library.)
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|Date/Time||6 January, 1884, 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. ‘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).