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 >>

cite as

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: 6 July, 2022 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: St Andrew's Church, Ashley Place, Westminster, London

Listeners

Henry Croswell
assurance clerk, Sunday School teacher
1840-1893

Listening to

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Anglican church music performed by the choir and organist of St Andrew's Church Ashley Place
hymns selected from the 'Hymnal Companion' performed by the choir and organist of St Andrew's Church Ashley Place
'Noel, noel, born is the king' performed by the choir and organist of St Andrew's Church Ashley Place

Experience Information

Date/Time 6 January, 1884, 07:00 PM
Duration 55 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 11:14:34 +0000
Approved on Thu, 16 Jul 2020 08:04:10 +0100