Henry Croswell et al. in St Mary Magdalene Church, Woodchester Street, Paddington, London - 29 March, 1885, 07:00 PM
from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 429:
O[rgan]. – Large, fine ([organist, Richard] Redhead)
H[ymns]. – A. & M., an ordinary selection.
C[hoir]. – Surpliced, large, well-trained.
Five bells and a clock.
[The congregation numbered] 950 Crowded, some standing and these are normal conditions. […] There were few elderly men and some mashers.
S[ermon]. – [We d]idn't stop.
All decently and in … more >>
Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 429. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1553514276556 accessed: 6 October, 2022 (By permission of the British Library.)
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|hymns selected from 'Hymns A&M'||performed by the choir of St Mary Magdalene Church Woodchester Street, Richard Redhead|
|Anglican church music||performed by Richard Redhead, the choir of St Mary Magdalene Church Woodchester Street|
|Date/Time||29 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. ‘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. Richard Redhead (1820–1901) was organist at St Mary Magdalene Church, Paddington, for nearly thirty years from 1864. His church music publications reflect his Tractarian sympathies and his interest in plainsong.