Henry Croswell et al. in St Stephen's Church, Tabard Street, Southwark, London - 27 May, 1883, 06:40 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 335:

It begun at 6.30 - we got there at the Psalms.

[…]

O[rgan]. – Small, quietly played.  Some musical parts were left out so that only the choir might sing.

H[ymns]. – Bickers, a moderate selection.

C[hoir]. – Five young men, eight young women and two boys.  It was nice singing in the Choir stalls - a voluntary choir.

[The congregation numbered] 70 – It was a good gathering for …   more >>

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 335. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1552578853430 accessed: 4 December, 2021 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: St Stephen's Church, Tabard Street, Southwark, London

Listeners

Henry Croswell
assurance clerk, Sunday School teacher
1840-1893

Listening to

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hymns selected from the 'Hymnal Companion' performed by the choir and organist of St Stephen's Church Tabard Street
Anglican church music performed by the choir and organist of St Stephen's Church Tabard Street

Experience Information

Date/Time 27 May, 1883, 06:40 PM
Duration 50 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. ‘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).


Originally submitted by lcc5 on Thu, 14 Mar 2019 15:54:14 +0000
Approved on Wed, 15 Jul 2020 09:39:29 +0100