Henry Croswell et al. in St Philip's Church, Regent Street, West End of London - 6 November, 1881, 07:10 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 277:

We were a little late.

[…]

O[rgan]. – Large in upper West gallery.

H[ymns]. – A. & M.  "Crown Him Lord of all …" and an Anthem "Behold how pleasant.."

C[hoir]. – Twelve boys and eight men surpliced.  They had very fine voices and some of the boys were very good.

[The congregation numbered] 1,000 – […] An exceptionally large congregation.  There were …   more >>

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 277. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1551436104589 accessed: 13 April, 2024 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: St Philip's Church, Regent Street, West End of London

Listeners

Henry Croswell
assurance clerk, Sunday School teacher
1840-1893

Listening to

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'All hail the power of Jesus' name' performed by the choir and organist of St Philip's Church Regent Street
Anglican church music performed by the choir and organist of St Philip's Church Regent Street
hymns selected from 'Hymns A&M' performed by the choir and organist of St Philip's Church Regent Street
'Behold how pleasant' performed by the choir and organist of St Philip's Church Regent Street

Experience Information

Date/Time 6 November, 1881, 07:10 PM
Duration 1 hours
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 Fri, 01 Mar 2019 10:28:25 +0000
Approved on Tue, 14 Jul 2020 10:57:04 +0100