Henry Croswell et al. in All Saints' Church, Talbot Road, Kensington Park, Notting Hill, London - 9 September, 1883, 07:00 PM
from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 349:
O[rgan]. – Large, fine and perfectly played by Birch MB.
H[ymns]. – The Anthem was Psalm 23 and "For ever with the Lord …" Both were a great treat.
C[hoir]. – Large with splendid voices. I have never heard better. The music is Anglican (Cathedral) and softly played.
[The congregation numbered] 1,000 nearly – […] All crowded the aisles until the service begun; then there … more >>
Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 349. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1552913115056 accessed: 24 March, 2023 (By permission of the British Library.)
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|Psalm 23||performed by W. Birch, the choir of All Saints' Church Talbot Road|
|Anglican church music||performed by W. Birch, the choir of All Saints' Church Talbot Road|
'For ever with the Lord'
written by J. Woodbury, arr. Arthur Sullivan
|performed by W. Birch, the choir of All Saints' Church Talbot Road|
|Date/Time||9 September, 1883, 07:00 PM|
|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.