Henry Croswell et al. in St John the Evangelist Church, Waterloo Road, Lambeth, London - 17 August, 1884, 07:00 PM
from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 400:
It began at 6.30. We got there by the Creed and left directly after the Sermon.
O[rgan]. – In West Gallery. Couldn't see it.
H[ymns]. – Bickers, a popular selection.
C[hoir]. – Large, surpliced, paid.
[The congregation numbered] 400 – A grand representative gathering for such a bad neighbourhood; few men or lads[.]
Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 400. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1553164015146 accessed: 4 December, 2023 (By permission of the British Library.)
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|Anglican church music||performed by the choir and organist of St John the Evangelist Church Waterloo Road|
|Hymns selected from the 'Hymnal Companion'||performed by the choir and organist of St John the Evangelist Church Waterloo Road|
|Date/Time||17 August, 1884, 07:00 PM|
|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. ‘The Hymnal Companion to the Book of Common Prayer’, edited by Edward H. Bickersteth, was published in a words-only edition (1870, rev. 1877), and in a revised edition with tunes (1890).