Alice Gertrude Croswell et al. in Christ Church, Crouch End, Hornsey, London - 20 April, 1884, 11:00 AM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 385:

(left just before sermon)

[…]

O[rgan]. – Good, at East end.

H[ymns]. – Church Hymns.  "On the Resurrection morning …" Beautiful indeed.

C[hoir]. – Surpliced, fairly well trained, rather femine [sic] kind of singing; suited little girls behind us.

[The congregation numbered] 450 […]

S[ermon]. – Didn't stop

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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. 385. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1553078534235 accessed: 7 October, 2022 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: Christ Church, Crouch End, Hornsey, London

Listeners

Listening to

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hymns selected from 'Church Hymns' performed by the choir and organist of Christ Church Crouch End
'On the Resurrection morning'
written by Christopher Edwin Willing
performed by the choir and organist of Christ Church Crouch End
Anglican church music performed by the choir and organist of Christ Church Crouch End

Experience Information

Date/Time 20 April, 1884, 11:00 AM
Duration 1 hours 25 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 Wed, 20 Mar 2019 10:42:14 +0000
Approved on Thu, 25 Jul 2019 14:59:10 +0100