Henry Croswell et al. in Christ Church, Notting Hill, London - 20 April, 1884, 07:00 PM
from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 386:
Got there 6.50; hardly anyone then there. Home by 8.50
O[rgan]. – Ordinary, at East end.
H[ymns]. – A & M.; ordinary selection.
C[hoir]. – Surpliced, voluntary, a large number. Singing good, some boys fine. Oriented at Creed.
[The congregation numbered] 450 – […] No young men, no lads, very few men in Congregation.
S[ermon]. – Didn't stop. Doubtless ordinary.
M[iscellaneous]. – These new churches are all of a dead level - not high, nor low, nor full all luke warm.
Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 386. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1553079532576 accessed: 10 August, 2022 (By permission of the British Library.)
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|Anglican church music||performed by the choir and organist of Christ Church Notting Hill|
|hymns selected from 'Hymns A&M'||performed by the choir and organist of Christ Church Notting Hill|
|Date/Time||20 April, 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. ‘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.