Alice Marian Croswell, née Burbridge et al. in St Olave's Church, Hart Street, City of London - 16 February, 1879, 06:45 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 145:


[Croswell recorded that the service began at 6.30pm, but] I didn't get there until 6.45 as I had wandered all about to find it and got very wet.


O[rgan]. – Played by a lady in the West gallery.

H[ymns]. – A. & M., the old edition and congregational singing.

C[hoir]. – Surpliced.  It seemed all that could be desired - well behaved and good singers.

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cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 145. accessed: 22 July, 2024 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: St Olave's Church, Hart Street, City of London


Listening to

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Anglican church music performed by the choir and organist of St Olave's Church Hart Street
hymns selected from 'Hymns A&M' performed by the congregation choir and organist of St Olave's Church, Hart Street

Experience Information

Date/Time 16 February, 1879, 06:45 PM
Duration 55 minutes
Medium live
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.

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Wed, 16 Jan 2019 15:09:28 +0000
Approved on Thu, 02 Jul 2020 12:30:07 +0100