Henry Croswell et al. in All Hallows' Church, Sepper Street, Borough, London - 24 December, 1882, 07:00 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 314:

This is Christmass [sic] Eve.

[…]  It was not Evening Prayer but a mission service with Hymns, Sermon, Acts of Faith etc. and a fine procession of choir and people etc. round. […] 

O[rgan]. – Small, good, well played.

[…] 

H[ymns]. – A. & M. and Carols provided for all.

C[hoir]. – Large, good and capitally …   more >>

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 314. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1552411096748 accessed: 29 November, 2022 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: All Hallows' Church, Sepper Street, Borough, London

Listeners

Henry Croswell
assurance clerk, Sunday School teacher
1840-1893

Listening to

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Anglican church music performed by the choir and organist of All Hallows' Church Sepper Street
hymns selected from 'Hymns A&M' performed by the choir and organist of All Hallows' Church Sepper Street
Christmas carols performed by the choir and organist of All Hallows' Church Sepper Street

Experience Information

Date/Time 24 December, 1882, 07:00 PM
Duration 1 hours 10 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 Tue, 12 Mar 2019 17:18:17 +0000
Approved on Wed, 15 Jul 2020 08:38:44 +0100