Henry Croswell et al. in Curzon Chapel, Curzon Street, Mayfair, London - 8 June, 1884, 06:30 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 394:

O[rgan]. – Small, old, ordinary.

H[ymns]. – Church Hymns - "Saviour, Blessed Saviour."

C[hoir]. – 12 very mixed in West Gallery.  Very ordinary singing.

[The congregation numbered] 70 – Wet evening, bad specimen.  If fine, morning very different. 

[…]

M[iscellaneous]. – […] Very Low.  […] Mostly servants there, I think.

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 394. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1553094024358 accessed: 28 September, 2022 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: Curzon Chapel, Curzon Street, Mayfair, London

Listeners

Henry Croswell
assurance clerk, Sunday School teacher
1840-1893

Listening to

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hymns selected from 'Church Hymns' performed by the choir and organist of Curzon Chapel Curzon Street
Anglican church music performed by the choir and organist of Curzon Chapel Curzon Street
'Saviour, Blessed Saviour' performed by the choir and organist of Curzon Chapel Curzon Street

Experience Information

Date/Time 8 June, 1884, 06:30 PM
Duration 1 hours 40 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 15:00:25 +0000
Approved on Tue, 23 Jul 2019 14:31:06 +0100