Henry Croswell et al. in Christ Church, Woburn Square, Bloomsbury, London - 18 May, 1884, 07:00 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 390:

Got there 6.45 and walked round square.

[…]

O[rgan]. – Large, fine - Organist R.A.M. Organist forgot "Amen" after the Thanksgiving.

H[ymns]. – A & M.  "O Jesus, I have promised .."  and "Nearer, my God, to Thee …"

C[hoir]. – Surpliced, voluntary, fairly good singing.

[…]

[The congregation numbered] 380 – […] We sat in the last seat.  Nobody in the galleries.  Mostly highly respectable.

[…]

S[ermon]. – Didn't stop

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 390. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1553084755587 accessed: 7 October, 2022 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: Christ Church, Woburn Square, Bloomsbury, 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 Christ Church Woburn Square
hymns selected from 'Hymns A&M' performed by the choir and organist of Christ Church Woburn Square
'Nearer, my God, to Thee' performed by the choir and organist of Christ Church Woburn Square
'O Jesus, I have promised' performed by the choir and organist of Christ Church Woburn Square

Experience Information

Date/Time 18 May, 1884, 07:00 PM
Duration 50 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. ‘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 Wed, 20 Mar 2019 12:25:56 +0000
Approved on Thu, 25 Jul 2019 14:42:54 +0100