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.
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: 1 February, 2023 (By permission of the British Library.)
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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|
|Date/Time||27 July, 1884, 07:00 PM|
|Duration||1 hours 20 minutes|
|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. ‘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).