Henry Croswell et al. in St Mary Magdalene Church, Munster Square, London - 9 April, 1876, 07:00 PM
from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 66:
The service is ancient Ritualism.
O[rgan]. – Good, well played, the organ being behind the player.
C[hoir]. – Six men and twelve boys, fair singers.
[The congregation numbered] 300 – The congregation consisted principally of Sisters-of-Mercy and women.
M[iscellaneous]. – [...] The choir boys are in large surplices and terminate the procession.
Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 66. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1547039788274 accessed: 26 March, 2023 (By permission of the British Library.)
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|Anglican church music||performed by the choir and organist of St Mary Magdalene Church|
|Date/Time||9 April, 1876, 07:00 PM|
|Duration||1 hours 30 minutes|
|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.