Henry Croswell et al. in St Thomas' Church, Columbia Market, Bethnal Green, East End of London - 30 April, 1876, 07:00 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 69:

O[rgan]. – Snall [sic] - fair - at the East end.

C[hoir]. – Ten "gentlemen" and five "ladies".  The singing was all very uncongregational.  They use Kemble's Hymns and sung an Anthem, the Cantate Domino and Deus Misereatur.

[The congregation numbered] 140 – But it was a very wet night.

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 69. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1547117542078 accessed: 29 November, 2022 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: St Thomas' Church, Columbia Market, Bethnal Green, East End 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 choir and organist of St Thomas' Church Bethnal Green
hymns selected from Kemble's hymnal performed by the choir and organist of St Thomas' Church Columbia Market
Cantate Domino performed by choir and organist of St Thomas' Church Bethnal Green
Deus misereatur performed by choir and organist of St Thomas' Church Bethnal Green

Experience Information

Date/Time 30 April, 1876, 07:00 PM
Duration 1 hours 30 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. Rev. Charles Kemble’s ‘A Selection of Psalms and Hymns, arranged for the public services of the Church of England’ was first published in 1853 in a words-only edition. Samuel Sebastian Wesley (1810–76) was asked to edit a music edition (1864), to which he contributed a number of original melodies. ‘Cantate Domino’ (Psalm 98) and ‘Deus misereatur’ (Psalm 67) are used in the Anglican evening service as alternatives to the ‘Magnificat’ and ‘Nunc Dimittis’ respectively.


Originally submitted by lcc5 on Thu, 10 Jan 2019 10:52:22 +0000
Approved on Sat, 27 Jun 2020 14:41:59 +0100