Henry Croswell et al. in The Church of the Good Shepherd, Paddington Street, Marylebone, London - 8 March, 1885, 07:00 PM
from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 426:
Everything intensely Anglican.
Everything perfectly done.
O[rgan]. – Nice, small, correct.
H[ymns]. – Mr. Aitken's collection.
C[hoir]. – Large and dirty surpliced. Cassocks. All nice Cathedral singing.
Nearly 500 there, many poor. […] An extra number because of a "Mission".
S[ermon]. – Didn't stop. The door-minder said I missed a treat by leaving.
Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 426. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1553511083464 accessed: 8 February, 2023 (By permission of the British Library.)
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|hymns selected from Aitken's hymnal||performed by the choir and organist of the Church of the Good Shepherd Paddington Street|
|Anglican church music||performed by the choir and organist of the Church of the Good Shepherd Paddington Street|
|Date/Time||8 March, 1885, 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. Although Croswell does not specify the name of the hymnal, it is likely that he was referring to ‘Hymns for a Parochial Mission’, compiled by Rev. William Hay Macdowall Hunter Aitken. The British Library holds editions dating from c. 1875 and later.