Henry Croswell et al. in St Mark's Church, North Audley Street, Mayfair, London - 7 April, 1884

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 384:

Tried to get to Christ Church, Mayfair, but made a muddle of it.

[…]

O[rgan]. – Large, couldn't see it though.

H[ymns]. – A & M. - one hymn "Ride on …" Fine tune. 

Anthem - "Saviour of the world".  Good.

C[hoir]. – Large, surpliced, nice singing.

[…]

[The congregation numbered] 800 – Mostly young people and well behaved, a fine sight from end of West Gallery where we sat. 

S[ermon]. – Didn't stop

[…]

All respectable, well done Anglican.

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 384. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1553032078299 accessed: 25 October, 2021 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: St Mark's Church, North Audley Street, Mayfair, London

Listeners

Henry Croswell
assurance clerk, Sunday School teacher
1840-1893

Listening to

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'Saviour of the world' performed by the choir and organist of St Mark's Church North Audley Street
'Ride on! ride on in majesty' performed by the choir and organist of St Mark's Church North Audley Street
Anglican church music performed by the choir and organist of St Mark's Church North Audley Street

Experience Information

Date/Time 7 April, 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. The visit was made in the evening, but Croswell does not specify the precise time. ‘Hymns Ancient and Modern for use in the Services of the Church’ (1861; Appendix, 1868; Second edition, 1875; Supplement, 1889) was envisaged as an anthology of the best hymns available and became the most widely-used hymnbook in the Church of England during the late nineteenth century. William Henry Monk (1823–89) was musical editor.


Originally submitted by lcc5 on Tue, 19 Mar 2019 21:47:58 +0000
Approved on Thu, 25 Jul 2019 15:00:49 +0100