Henry Croswell et al. in St George's Church, Tufnell Park, London - between 27 February, 1884, 08:00 PM and 12 October, 1884

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, pages 375/[375a]:

As[h] Wednesday.  I couldn't spare a Sunday evening to go to this church.  It was shortened Evening Prayer and Sermon.

[…]

O[rgan]. – Is it new?  It was played by the wonderful swell, Thomas.  I didn't think much of his playing.

H[ymns]. – "Bickers", a nice selection.

C[hoir]. – Young ladies, but I couldn't well see.  The singing was congregational but there was not much of even that.

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cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 375/[375a]. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1553008377804 accessed: 27 September, 2022 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: St George's Church, Tufnell Park, London

Listeners

Henry Croswell
assurance clerk, Sunday School teacher
1840-1893

Listening to

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hymns selected from the 'Hymnal Companion' performed by the choir congregation and organist of St George's Church, Tufnell Park
Anglican church music performed by the choir congregation and organist of St George's Church, Tufnell Park

Experience Information

Date/Time between 27 February, 1884, 08:00 PM and 12 October, 1884
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. Croswell lived at 16 St George's Road, Tufnell Park. The transcript includes an unnumbered record which is a near-duplicate of record no. 375. This is referred to as record no. 375a in the listening experience above, and supplementary information from it has been inserted in editorial square brackets. ‘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 15:12:58 +0000
Approved on Thu, 16 Jul 2020 08:33:58 +0100