Alice Marian Croswell, née Burbridge et al. in St Barnabas' Church, Kentish Town, London - 11 May, 1884, 07:00 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 391:

Got there 6.50.  Church fearfully hot.

[…]

O[rgan]. – Small, temporary, player out of sight.

H[ymns]. – A & M.  Office Hymn - "The Son of God goes forth to war".

C[hoir]. – 10 boys, 8 young men, well behaved, anglican singing - not much, I think.

[The congregation numbered] 160 – A good representative gathering.  My wife thought there were many men.  I …   more >>

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 391. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1553085831945 accessed: 29 November, 2022 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: St Barnabas' Church, Kentish Town, London

Listeners

Listening to

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'The Son of God goes forth to war' performed by the choir and organist of St Barnabas' Church Kentish Town
Anglican church music performed by the choir and organist of St Barnabas' Church Kentish Town
hymns selected from 'Hymns A&M' performed by the choir and organist of St Barnabas' Church Kentish Town

Experience Information

Date/Time 11 May, 1884, 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. At the time of Croswell's visit, the church was housed in a temporary building. A permanent building was completed in 1885. ‘Hymns Ancient and Modern for use in the Services of the Church’ (1861; Appendix, 1868; Second edition, 1875; Supplement, 1889) was envisaged as an anthology of the best hymns available and became the most widely-used hymnbook in the Church of England during the late nineteenth century. William Henry Monk (1823–89) was musical editor.


Originally submitted by lcc5 on Wed, 20 Mar 2019 12:43:52 +0000
Approved on Thu, 25 Jul 2019 14:39:30 +0100