Henry Croswell et al. in Brompton Chapel, Montpelier Street, Brompton Road, Kensington, London - 10 February, 1884, 07:12 PM
from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, pages 372/[372a]:
[Croswell recorded that the service began at 7pm, but] [372a: Got out at Piccadilly Circus so didn't get to Chapel till 7.12]
O[rgan]. – Small and very ordinary in the West Gallery.
H[ymns]. – A. & M. - a nice old fashioned selection
C[hoir]. – Ten little girls, six young women and four young men were in the choir stalls. [372a: Curious so few in late Dr. Irn's [sic] parish.]… more >>
Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 372/[372a]. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1553000828074 accessed: 5 June, 2023 (By permission of the British Library.)
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|hymns selected from 'Hymns A&M'||performed by the choir and organist of Brompton Chapel Montpelier Street|
|Anglican church music||performed by the choir and organist of Brompton Chapel Montpelier Street|
|Date/Time||10 February, 1884, 07:12 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. The transcript includes an unnumbered record which is a near-duplicate of record no. 372. This is referred to as record no. 372a in the listening experience above, and supplementary information from it has been inserted in editorial square brackets. ‘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. The hymn writer William Josiah Irons (1812–83) had been vicar of Holy Trinity, Brompton from 1840 until 1870. In 1872 he became rector of St Mary Woolnoth, a church that Croswell visited in 1878 (see record no. 140, LE no. 1547639929599).