Henry Croswell et al. in St Michael and All Angels Church, Bromley-by-Bow, East End of London - 29 May, 1881, 07:03 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 257:

[Croswell recorded that he arrived at 7.03pm, but] We were out in the Porch until the versicles began.

[…]

O[rgan]. – Fine, large and new - well played.

H[ymns]. – A. & M.  "All the [sic] hail the power of …" - fine!  Anthem - "Lift up your heads …" Lovely!

C[hoir]. – I have seldom heard a nicer choir of men and boys - fine voices.

[The congregation numbered] 700 …   more >>

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 257. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1551348818638 accessed: 25 May, 2022 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: St Michael and All Angels Church, Bromley-by-Bow, East End of London

Listeners

Listening to

hide composers
'Lift up your heads'
written by [George Frideric Handel?]
performed by the choir and organist of St Michael's and All Angels Church Bromley-by-Bow
Anglican church music performed by the choir and organist of St Michael and All Angels Church Bromley-by-Bow
hymns selected from 'Hymns A&M' performed by the choir and organist of St Michael and All Angels Church Bromley-by-Bow
'All hail the power of Jesus' name' performed by the choir and organist of St Michael and All Angels Church Bromley-by-Bow

Experience Information

Date/Time 29 May, 1881, 07:03 PM
Duration 42 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. ‘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 Thu, 28 Feb 2019 10:13:39 +0000
Approved on Mon, 13 Jul 2020 13:36:28 +0100