Henry Croswell et al. in St John's Chapel, Hampstead, London - the 1880's, 07:00 PM
from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 403:
O[rgan]. – Nicely played by fat man. Voluntary, Harrington, "Rest in the Lord".
H[ymns]. – Bickers - a strange hymn sung.
C[hoir]. – Twenty strong females in West Gallery. Two young men ditto.
[The congregation numbered] 400 – This is good for a Sunday evening at Hampstead and consisted mostly of young females who all came in grinning!
S[ermon]. – Didn't stop. Came … more >>
Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 403. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1553167014972 accessed: 25 October, 2021 (By permission of the British Library.)
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|Date/Time||the 1880's, 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 record is undated. Its position within the whole places it as 7 September 1884. ‘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).