Henry Croswell et al. in St Gabriel's Church, Warwick Square, Pimlico, London - 3 August, 1884, 07:00 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 398:

(Not home till 9.15 - long rides in bus won't do.)

O[rgan]. – Good, large, well played.

H[ymns]. – A & M. and an Anthem

C[hoir]. – large, too grandly attempted.  Singing not congregational.

[The congregation numbered] 200 – Doubtless crowded in the morning.  In the evening none in the galleries.  Ordinary people only worship - not fashionable to go Sunday evenings!

S[ermon]. – Didn't stop.

[…]

Everything rather dull.

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 398. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1553101561848 accessed: 16 January, 2022 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: St Gabriel's Church, Warwick Square, Pimlico, London

Listeners

Henry Croswell
assurance clerk, Sunday School teacher
1840-1893

Listening to

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Anglican church music including an anthem performed by the choir and organist of St Gabriel's Church Warwick Square
hymns selected from 'Hymns A&M' performed by the choir and organist of St Gabriel's Church Warwick Square

Experience Information

Date/Time 3 August, 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 17:06:02 +0000
Approved on Tue, 23 Jul 2019 14:05:04 +0100