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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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: 6 February, 2023 (By permission of the British Library.)
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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|
|Date/Time||2 March, 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. 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).