Henry Croswell et al. in St Mark's Church, Notting Hill, London - 19 April, 1885, 07:00 PM
from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 432:
O[rgan]. – Large at the East end.
H[ymns]. – A & M. and Anthem, but not much, I thought.
C[hoir]. – Large, surpliced. An Anthem solo. Not very good singing.
[The congregation numbered] 400 […] There were lads playing about outside but singularly few in Church.
S[ermon]. – [We d]idn't stop.
My companions suggested that it was like Britannia Street - quite a low part.
Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 432. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1553516488346 accessed: 4 December, 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 Mark's Church Notting Hill|
|Anglican church music||performed by the choir and organist of St Mark's Church Notting HIll|
|Date/Time||19 April, 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.