Henry Croswell et al. in All Saints' Church, Finchley Road, St John's Wood, London - 7 October, 1883, 07:00 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 354:

O[rgan]. – Fine and large in a gallery at the side of the choir.

H[ymns]. – A perfect Anthem from Psalm li.9 and an ordinary hymn.

C[hoir]. – Well trained and perfect with large surplices.  One boy's solo voice was heavenly.

[The congregation numbered] 300 – […]  In S. John's Wood it is not the fashion to come to worship God in the evening.  There was a sprinkle of people all over the church, all well behaved

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Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 354. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1552924344827 accessed: 2 December, 2022 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: All Saints' Church, Finchley Road, St John's Wood, London

Listeners

Henry Croswell
assurance clerk, Sunday School teacher
1840-1893

Listening to

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Setting of Psalm 51 performed by the choir and organist of All Saints' Church Finchley Road
Anglican church music performed by the choir and organist of All Saints' Church Finchley Road

Experience Information

Date/Time 7 October, 1883, 07:00 PM
Duration 45 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.


Originally submitted by lcc5 on Mon, 18 Mar 2019 15:52:25 +0000
Approved on Thu, 16 Jul 2020 07:35:09 +0100