Henry Croswell et al. in Emmanuel Church, Maida Hill, London - 15 June, 1884, 07:00 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 396:

Got there 6.50.

[…]

O[rgan]. – Ordinary, old, middling played.

H[ymns]. – Bickers, old edition.  "My God, my Father …" and "O Paradise, O Paradise […"]

C[hoir]. – Badly behaved, very mixed in West Gallery.  Charity girls round Altar rails.  They sing Psalms alternately [? by alternate verses], nice effect.

[The congregation numbered] 300 – Doubtless many more in the morning. […] Very ordinary lot from S. John's Wood. 

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. 396. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1553099700969 accessed: 27 January, 2023 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: Emmanuel Church, Maida Hill, London

Listeners

Henry Croswell
assurance clerk, Sunday School teacher
1840-1893

Listening to

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O Paradise, O Paradise performed by organist and choir of Emmanuel Church Maida Hill
My God, my Father performed by organist and choir of Emmanuel Church Maida Hill
Anglican church music with psalms performed by choir and organist of Emmanuel Church Maida Hill
hymns selected from the 'Hymnal Companion' performed by choir and organist of Emmanuel Church Maida Hill

Experience Information

Date/Time 15 June, 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. ‘Bickers’ refers to ‘The Hymnal Companion to the Book of Common Prayer’ (1870, rev. 1877; and in a revised edition with tunes, 1890) compiled by Edward Henry Bickersteth (1825–1906).


Originally submitted by lcc5 on Wed, 20 Mar 2019 16:35:01 +0000
Approved on Tue, 23 Jul 2019 14:27:12 +0100