Henry Croswell et al. in All Saints' Church, Clapton Park, East London - 19 June, 1881, 07:00 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 260:

O[rgan]. – Good, well played.

H[ymns]. – A. & M. - "I was a wandering sheep …."

C[hoir]. – Very large - perhaps nearly forty!  Nice singing.  ANTHEM - "O taste and see ..".

[The congregation numbered] 650 – […] There were very many young girls (ladies), very few middle classed middle aged men.

S[ermon]. – We didn't stop.

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Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 260. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1551351103295 accessed: 29 November, 2022 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: All Saints' Church, Clapton Park, East London

Listeners

Henry Croswell
assurance clerk, Sunday School teacher
1840-1893

Listening to

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hymns selected from 'Hymns A&M' performed by the choir and organist of All Saints' Church Clapton Park
Anglican church music performed by the choir and organist of All Saints' Church Clapton Park
'I was a wandering sheep'
written by Henry John Gauntlett
performed by the choir and organist of All Saints' Church Clapton Park
'O taste and see' performed by the choir and organist of All Saints' Church Clapton Park

Experience Information

Date/Time 19 June, 1881, 07:00 PM
Duration 49 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 10:51:43 +0000
Approved on Mon, 13 Jul 2020 14:20:41 +0100