Henry Croswell et al. in St Katharine's Collegiate Church, nr Gloucester Gate, Regent's Park, London - 16 March, 1884, 11:00 AM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 378:

There is no Evening Service for there is "no gas".

[…]

O[rgan]. – Large, good (1778) and finely played.

H[ymns]. – "Church Hymns", a nice selection.

C[hoir]. – Eight little boys and four men in the Organ-loft.  It was beautiful sining [sic] "O all ye works of the Lord - praise Him" - a treat.

[The congregation numbered] 250 – There was a difficulty in finding all seats.  The …   more >>

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 378. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1553011922822 accessed: 1 October, 2022 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: St Katharine's Collegiate Church, nr Gloucester Gate, Regent's Park, London

Listeners

Henry Croswell
assurance clerk, Sunday School teacher
1840-1893

Listening to

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hymns selected from 'Church Hymns' performed by the choir and organist of St Katharine's Collegiate Church
Anglican church music performed by the choir and organist of St Katharine's Collegiate Church
the Benedicite performed by the choir and organist of St Katharine's Collegiate Church

Experience Information

Date/Time 16 March, 1884, 11:00 AM
Duration 1 hours 20 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. ‘Church Hymns’ (1871) and ‘Church Hymns with Tunes’ (1874) were publications of the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge (S.P.C.K.), under the musical editorship of Arthur Sullivan (1842–1900). This collection was the most successful of the competitors to ‘Hymns Ancient and Modern’ in the late nineteenth century, containing a larger number of hymns overall, and more hymns specifically intended for children and young people.


Originally submitted by lcc5 on Tue, 19 Mar 2019 16:12:03 +0000
Approved on Thu, 16 Jul 2020 08:44:47 +0100