Henry Croswell et al. in St Matthew's Church, Yerbury Road, Holloway, London - 27 July, 1884, 07:00 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 397:

O[rgan]. – Little harmonium, played by a lady.

H[ymns]. – Nice selection from Bickers.

C[hoir]. – I didn't see any.  Nice singing.

[The congregation numbered] 170 – actually over twelve family gentlemen.  Very nice congregation.  Many young, very few boys. 

[…]

 Little chapel bell rung all the time.

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 397. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1553100927572 accessed: 16 May, 2022 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: St Matthew's Church, Yerbury Road, Holloway, London

Listeners

Henry Croswell
assurance clerk, Sunday School teacher
1840-1893

Listening to

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Anglican church music performed by the congregation and organist of St Matthew's Church Yerbury Road
sound of a chapel bell
hymns selected from the 'Hymnal Companion' performed by the congregation and organist of St Matthew's Church Yerbury Road

Experience Information

Date/Time 27 July, 1884, 07:00 PM
Duration 1 hours 20 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 16:55:28 +0000
Approved on Tue, 23 Jul 2019 14:07:19 +0100