Henry Croswell et al. in St Peter's Church, Great Windmill Street, Soho, London - 27 August, 1882, 07:10 PM
from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 297:
O[rgan]. – Good, at the East end, nicely played.
H[ymns]. – A. & M., a good selection.
C[hoir]. – Twelve boys, seven men, cassocked and surpliced. There was some nice part singing.
[The congregation numbered] 110 – […] here were few men - none I should think of the notorious neighbourhood. How hard it must be to work this church!
M[iscellaneous]. – There … more >>
Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 297. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1551461217858 accessed: 8 June, 2023 (By permission of the British Library.)
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|Date/Time||27 August, 1882, 07:10 PM|
|Duration||1 hours 12 minutes|
|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. '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.