Henry Croswell et al. in St Saviour's Church, Aberdeen Park, Highbury, London - 10 June, 1877, 07:00 PM
from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 110:
All seats being free I arrived at ten minutes to seven. I got only the front seat of all.
O[rgan]. – Small but good. It led the choir without drowning it.
H[ymns]. –"Brief life …"; "Where high the …"; and "Abide with me …".
C[hoir]. – Twelve men, twelve boys all good singers, gentlemanly and of perfect behaviour!
[The congregation numbered] 450 – The congregation … more >>
Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 110. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1547212646856 accessed: 29 November, 2022 (By permission of the British Library.)
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|Date/Time||10 June, 1877, 07:00 PM|
|Duration||1 hours 15 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. Although dated 10/1/77 in the transcript, the position of the record within the whole suggests that the date should be 10 June.