Henry Croswell et al. in St Mildred's Church, Bread Street, City of London - 15 February, 1880, 11:00 AM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 187:

It began punctually so I was a little late.

[…]

O[rgan]. – Old, moderately well played.

H[ymns]. – Mitre (Hall's) selection

C[hoir]. – Five boys - were they Charity?  All sat by the fire during the Sermon.  We were also twice invited affectionately.

[Congregation] Only two out of 250 seats who came in the middle. 

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 187. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1549035077581 accessed: 25 February, 2024 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: St Mildred's Church, Bread Street, City of London

Listeners

Henry Croswell
assurance clerk, Sunday School teacher
1840-1893

Listening to

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Anglican church music performed by the choir and organist of St Mildred's Church Bread Street
hymns selected from Hall's 'Mitre Hymnbook' performed by the choir and organist of St Mildred's Church Bread Street

Experience Information

Date/Time 15 February, 1880, 11:00 AM
Duration 1 hours 25 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. William J. Hall’s popular ‘Psalms and Hymns adapted to the Services of the Church of England (1836) was commonly known as the ‘Mitre Hymn Book’ after the bishop’s mitre embossed on the front cover.


Originally submitted by lcc5 on Fri, 01 Feb 2019 15:31:18 +0000
Approved on Sat, 04 Jul 2020 08:08:52 +0100