Henry Croswell et al. in St John the Evangelist Church, Oxford Road, Kilburn, London - 7 December, 1884, 07:00 PM
from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 414:
Litany. This is very uncommon. General Thanksgiving said by all aloud.
O[rgan]. – Large, good, at East end.
H[ymns]. – Bickers, Old Edition. "In the Lord's atoning grief …"
C[hoir]. – Voluntary with large bed-gowns. I wonder all don't prefer S. Augustine close by.
[The congregation … more >>
Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 414. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1553256411279 accessed: 30 November, 2023 (By permission of the British Library.)
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|Date/Time||7 December, 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. ‘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).