Henry Croswell et al. in Church of St George the Martyr, Southwark - 9 March, 1879, 06:30 PM
from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 147:
O[rgan]. – Recently improved and well played.
H[ymns]. – All were to be found in Hymns A. & M.
C[hoir]. – Ladies and gentlemen in the West Gallery. There was a fine female solo in the Anthem.
[The congregation numbered] 1100 – It was a wonderful congregation of old men, young men and poor people such as are rarely seen in church.
Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 147. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1547652736944 accessed: 30 May, 2023 (By permission of the British Library.)
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|Anglican church music including an anthem||performed by the choir and organist of St George's Church Southwark|
|hymns selected from 'Hymns A&M'||performed by the choir and organist of St George's Church Southwark|
|Date/Time||9 March, 1879, 06:30 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. ‘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.