Alice Gertrude Croswell et al. in Westminster Abbey, London - 23 March, 1884, 07:00 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, pages [381]:

Evening Service only in Advent, Lent and Summer.

[…] We left in the middle of the service.

O[rgan]. – Of course, perfect.

H[ymns]. – "Through all the changing scenes …"  Anthem "Seek ye the Lord …"

C[hoir]. – Any number - out of my sight; perhaps forty men and twenty boys.  Special papers of hymns etc.

[The congregation numbered] ?thousands – any number; many …   more >>

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. [381]. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1553015967020 accessed: 4 October, 2022 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: Westminster Abbey, 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 Westminster Abbey
'Seek ye the Lord' performed by the choir and organist of Westminster Abbey
'Through all the changing scenes of life' performed by the choir and organist of Westminster Abbey

Experience Information

Date/Time 23 March, 1884, 07:00 PM
Duration 45 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. This record is unnumbered in the transcript, but its position within the whole is no. 381. The Croswell family had visited the Chapel Royal, Whitehall, the same morning (see record no. 380, LE no. 1553015061791)


Originally submitted by lcc5 on Tue, 19 Mar 2019 17:19:27 +0000
Approved on Thu, 16 Jul 2020 08:52:33 +0100