Henry Croswell et al. in St John's Church, Church Row, Hampstead, London - 31 August, 1884, 07:00 PM
from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 402:
Sat in last seat so couldn't see.
O[rgan]. – Large, fine, very well placed.
H[ymns]. – An Hymnary, not a good collection.
C[hoir]. – Large, surpliced, fine voices. Notice displayed "Choir-boys wanted".
Anthem - Lovely - "O taste and see how gracious …"
[The congregation numbered] 1000 I should say nearly including charity girls. There were many … more >>
Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 402. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1553165314735 accessed: 2 October, 2022 (By permission of the British Library.)
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|'O taste and see how gracious'||performed by the choir and organist of St John's Church Church Row|
|Anglican church music and hymns||performed by the choir and organist of St John's Church Church Row|
|Date/Time||31 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.