Henry Croswell et al. in St Jude's Church, South Kensington, London - 28 September, 1884, 07:00 PM
from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 406:
Got there at 7.0
O[rgan]. – Large, fine, showy, well-played.
H[ymns]. – Bickers, a nice selection
C[hoir]. – Large, good, surpliced, perfect.
[The congregation numbered] 700 This is wonderful for an evening. […]
S[ermon]. – Didn't stop. We sat against wall in Gallery.
Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 406. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1553169415746 accessed: 8 February, 2023 (By permission of the British Library.)
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|Anglican church music||performed by the choir and organist of St Jude's Church South Kensington|
|Hymns selected from the 'Hymnal Companion'||performed by the choir and organist of St Jude's Church South Kensington|
|Date/Time||28 September, 1884, 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. ‘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).