Henry Croswell et al. in St Luke's Church, Redcliffe Square, South Kensington, London - 5 April, 1885, 07:10 PM
from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 430:
[Croswell recorded that the service began at 7pm, but] We lost our way. We tried to get via Earl's Court and so did not get to church until 7.10.
O[rgan]. – Large, fine and well played.
H[ymns]. – A. & M. the old edition.
C[hoir]. – Large, surpliced, perfect and one lovely voice of a lad in th[e] Anthem.
[The congregation numbered] 800 nearly. This is wonderful for an evening in S.… more >>
Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 430. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1553515082101 accessed: 23 March, 2023 (By permission of the British Library.)
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|hymns selected from 'Hymns A&M'||performed by the choir and organist of St Luke's Church Redcliffe Square|
|Anglican church music with anthem||performed by the choir and organist of St Luke's Church Redcliffe Square|
|Date/Time||5 April, 1885, 07:10 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.