Henry Croswell et al. in Grosvenor Chapel, South Audley Street, Mayfair, London - 13 January, 1884, 07:00 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 368:

O[rgan]. – Fine, in the West Gallery.  At times it left off playing altogether with fine effect.

H[ymns]. – A & M.  "As with gladness …" and another. a nice simple one.

C[hoir]. – Surpliced, paid, singing good cathedral double chants.  Ther[e] was no Magnificat etc.

[The congregation numbered] 400 – This congregation is very good for the evening at Mayfair.[…] The swells…   more >>

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 368. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1552995120818 accessed: 28 November, 2022 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: Grosvenor Chapel, South Audley Street, Mayfair, 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 Grosvenor Chapel South Audley Street
a hymn selected from 'Hymns A&M' performed by the choir and organist of Grosvenor Chapel South Audley Street
'As with gladness men of old'
written by Conrad Kocher
performed by the choir and organist of Grosvenor Chapel South Audley Street

Experience Information

Date/Time 13 January, 1884, 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 Tue, 19 Mar 2019 11:32:01 +0000
Approved on Thu, 16 Jul 2020 08:05:59 +0100