Henry Croswell et al. in St John the Baptist Church, Holland Road, Kensington, London - 5 October, 1884, 07:15 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 407:

[Croswell recorded that the service began at 7pm, but] Didn't get there until 7.15!

[…]

O[rgan]. – Small harmonium, well played.

H[ymns]. – A & M.  "The Church's one foundation."

C[hoir]. – Very curious gregorians, not congregational, but I like it for a change.

[The congregation numbered] 500 All devout.  A good attendance for an evening at Kensington.  They did not seem very …   more >>

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 407. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1553170197944 accessed: 9 August, 2022 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: St John the Baptist Church, Holland Road, Kensington, London

Listeners

Henry Croswell
assurance clerk, Sunday School teacher
1840-1893

Listening to

hide composers
Anglican church music including Gregorian chant performed by the choir and organist of St John the Baptist Church Holland Road
hymns selected from 'Hymns A&M' performed by the choir and organist of St John the Baptist Church Holland Road
'The Church's one foundation'
written by Wesley
performed by the choir and organist of St John the Baptist Church Holland Road

Experience Information

Date/Time 5 October, 1884, 07:15 PM
Duration 30 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 Thu, 21 Mar 2019 12:09:58 +0000
Approved on Tue, 23 Jul 2019 11:45:59 +0100