Henry Croswell et al. in St John the Evangelist Church, Westminster, London - 21 December, 1884, 07:00 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 415:

O[rgan]. – Large, old, in West gallery.

[…]

H[ymns]. – A & M.  "O come, O come, Emmanuel …"

C[hoir]. – Boys paid, men voluntary in West gallery.  All unsurpliced but well-trained.

[The congregation numbered] 550 […] Most stood up and most oriented.

S[ermon]. – Didn't stopped [sic].  I should have liked to.  Curate seemed to me so perfect.

[…]

M[iscellaneous]. – All most devotional.

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 415. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1553257118886 accessed: 21 January, 2022 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: St John the Evangelist Church, Westminster, London

Listeners

Henry Croswell
assurance clerk, Sunday School teacher
1840-1893

Listening to

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Anglican church music performed by the choir and organist of St John the Evangelist Church Westminster
hymns selected from 'Hymns A&M' performed by the choir and organist of St John the Evangelist Church Westminster
'O come, O come, Emmanuel' performed by the choir and organist of St John the Evangelist Church Westminster

Experience Information

Date/Time 21 December, 1884, 07:00 PM
Duration 45 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 Fri, 22 Mar 2019 12:18:39 +0000
Approved on Mon, 22 Jul 2019 15:11:58 +0100