Henry Croswell et al. in St Stephen's Church, Elthorne Road, Upper Holloway, London - 10 August, 1884, 06:30 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 399:

O[rgan]. – Small, new, too loudly played.

H[ymns]. – Nice selection, dissenting, Bickers.

C[hoir]. – 10 boys, 8, young men, unsurpliced, too loud to please me.

[The congregation numbered] 300 

[…]

M[iscellaneous]. – All most attentive to strangers - everything nicely conducted.

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 399. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1553162879574 accessed: 19 October, 2021 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: St Stephen's Church, Elthorne Road, Upper Holloway, London

Listeners

Henry Croswell
assurance clerk, Sunday School teacher
1840-1893

Listening to

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hymns selected from the 'Hymnal Companion' performed by the choir and organist of St Stephen's Church Elthorne Road
Anglican church music performed by the choir and organist of St Stephen's Church Elthorne Road

Experience Information

Date/Time 10 August, 1884, 06:30 PM
Duration 1 hours 45 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 Thu, 21 Mar 2019 10:08:00 +0000
Approved on Tue, 23 Jul 2019 14:02:32 +0100