Henry Croswell et al. in St Paul's Church, Tottenham, London - 2 May, 1880, 07:20 PM
from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 204:
[Croswell recorded that the service began at 6.30pm, but] We arrived at 7.20 at the Sermon.
O[rgan]. – Small, on one side of the West Gallery.
H[ymns]. – BICKERS. The only hymn we heard was "My God, my Father, while I stray …"
C[hoir]. – Young ladies and gentlemen in the West Gallery.
[The congregation numbered] 300 – A singularly listless lot. Dissent reigns at Tottenham. This is an extremely Low Church.
Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 204. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1551011135441 accessed: 4 October, 2023 (By permission of the British Library.)
Listening tohide composers
|Anglican church music||performed by the choir and organist of St Paul's Church Tottenham|
'My God, my Father, while I stray'
written by A.D.H. Troyte
|performed by the choir and organist of St Paul's Church Tottenham|
|Date/Time||2 May, 1880, 07:20 PM|
|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. ‘Bickers’ refers to ‘The Hymnal Companion to the Book of Common Prayer’ (1870, rev. 1877; and in a revised edition with tunes, 1890) compiled by Edward Henry Bickersteth (1825–1906).