Henry Croswell et al. in Brunswick Chapel, Upper Berkeley Street, Marylebone, London - 2 March, 1884, 07:00 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, pages 376/[376a]:

[Croswell recorded that the service began at 7pm] [376a: Got there 6.50.  Left before Sermon.]

[…]

O[rgan]. – Nice at the East end.  A harmonium there was unused.

H[ymns]. – "Bickers" Hymns, one before the beginning.  Another was about "droppings on me".

C[hoir]. – On one side of the Chancel consisting of young females, a quantity of whom didn't sing much.  The Psalms were read.

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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. 376/[376a]. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1553009473144 accessed: 8 August, 2022 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: Brunswick Chapel, Upper Berkeley 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 Brunswick Chapel Upper Berkeley Street
hymns selected from the 'Hymnal Companion' performed by the choir and organist of Brunswick Chapel Upper Berkeley Street

Experience Information

Date/Time 2 March, 1884, 07:00 PM
Duration 40 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. The transcript includes an unnumbered record which is a near-duplicate of record no. 376. This is referred to as record no. 376a 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 15:31:13 +0000
Approved on Thu, 16 Jul 2020 08:36:15 +0100