Henry Croswell et al. in Christ Church, Stratford, East London - 25 February, 1883, 06:50 PM
from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 323:
We got there at the first Lesson.
O[rgan]. – Small and very ordinary in the West Gallery.
H[ymns]. – Two out of three from Moody and Sankey (the Supplement) and Bickers sung with feeling.
C[hoir]. – Six young women, two men and eight boys in the West gallery.
[The congregation numbered] 300 – There were many repsectable [sic] poor but few males. … more >>
Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 323. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1552563643428 accessed: 30 January, 2023 (By permission of the British Library.)
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|Date/Time||25 February, 1883, 06:50 PM|
|Duration||1 hours 25 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. ‘Sacred Songs and Solos’, compiled c. 1873 by the American evangelist-musician team of Dwight L. Moody and Ira D. Sankey for use in England during their first revivals abroad, was published c. 1874. It was commonly known as the ‘Moody and Sankey Hymnbook’. ‘Bickers’ refers to ‘The Hymnal Companion to the Book of Common Prayer’ (1870, rev. 1877; and in a revised edition with tunes, 1890) compiled by Edward Henry Bickersteth (1825–1906).