Henry Croswell et al. in St Matthias' Church, Caledonian Road, Islington, London - 1 July, 1883, 11:00 AM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 340:

O[rgan]. – Very small and old; well-played.

H[ymns]. – Bickers; grand old dissenting tunes.

C[hoir]. – Voluntary: twelve lads, four men, well trained but not well-behaved boys.  They sung Jackson's Te Deum - a treat.

[The congregation numbered] 130 – There were many young females and blue ribbon all about.  They were respectable and well-behaved.

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 340. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1552586892598 accessed: 14 August, 2022 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: St Matthias' Church, Caledonian Road, Islington, 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 Matthias' Church Caledonian Road
Te Deum
written by [William?] Jackson
performed by the choir and organist of St Matthias' Church Caledonian Road
Anglican church music performed by the choir and organist of St Matthias' Church Caledonian Road

Experience Information

Date/Time 1 July, 1883, 11:00 AM
Duration 1 hours 40 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 18:08:13 +0000
Approved on Wed, 15 Jul 2020 09:49:18 +0100