Henry Croswell et al. in Church of St Botolph's Without Aldersgate, City of London - 5 March, 1876, 06:45 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 61:

It was a long, elaborate service.

[...]

O[rgan]. – Rebuilt and restored and beautifully played.

C[hoir]. – Gentlemanly lads and men, paid.  It was very fine Anglican music with an Anthem.

 [The congregation numbered] 250 – The Church was comfortably full with some in the Gallery.

[…] 

M[iscellaneous]. – The service is very correct with mild ritual.

 

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 61. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1547036737921 accessed: 4 December, 2022 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: Church of St Botolph's Without Aldersgate, City of London

Listeners

Henry Croswell
assurance clerk, Sunday School teacher
1840-1893

Listening to

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Anglican church music including an anthem performed by the choir and organist of the Church of St Botolph's Without Aldersgate

Experience Information

Date/Time 5 March, 1876, 06:45 PM
Duration 1 hours 35 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.


Originally submitted by lcc5 on Wed, 09 Jan 2019 12:25:38 +0000
Approved on Sat, 27 Jun 2020 14:03:02 +0100