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 >>
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: 1 December, 2023 (By permission of the British Library.)
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|Date/Time||17 February, 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. ‘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.