Henry Croswell et al. in Christ Church, Stafford Street, Marylebone, London - 17 February, 1884, 07:00 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 373:

 I think it is very Broad Church with Evening Communion.

O[rgan]. – Large fine and old at one side of the East end.

H[ymns]. – A. & M., the old Edition - a nice hymn and an Anthem.

C[hoir]. – Large with good singers who are paid.  The Anthem was "Hear my prayer …["] They wore large bed-gown surplices.

[The congregation numbered] 300 – Curiously all the congregation sat in front leaving half the pews behind …   more >>

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 373. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1553005591168 accessed: 18 January, 2022 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: Christ Church, Stafford Street, Marylebone, 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 Christ Church Stafford Street
hymns selected from 'Hymns A&M' performed by the choir and organist of Christ Church Stafford Street
'Hear my prayer' performed by the choir and organist of Christ Church Stafford Street

Experience Information

Date/Time 17 February, 1884, 07:00 PM
Duration 50 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 14:26:31 +0000
Approved on Thu, 16 Jul 2020 08:27:38 +0100