A General Introduction to Hymnody and Congregational Song

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Scarecrow Press, 1991 - Music - 324 pages
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Emphasizes the English hymn as a literary entity within denominational and historical contexts. The author sets forth a number of definitions for hymnody and congregational song, and then examines the development of the various forms in England and the United States. With a listing of works for further reading, an index to all hymns discussed, and chronology. ...valuable both for the historical information it provides and for its appreciative evaluation of the religious treasures enshrined in English-language hymns. --ADRIS NEWSLETTER
 

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Contents

SOME DEFINITIONS
1
FROM THE BEGINNING
8
LUTHER AND OTHERS
22
PSALTER AND PSALM PARAPHRASE
35
ISAAC WATTS BEFORE AND AFTER
79
ENGLAND IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY
101
ENGLAND IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
144
AMERICA AMERICA GOD SHED HIS GRACE ON THEE
174
LET US ALL BE FREE
213
AMERICA IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
220
For Further Reading WORKS CITED AND CONSULTED
275
INDEX TO NAMES HYMNS HYMN COLLECTIONS AND TUNES
279
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About the author (1991)

Samuel J. Rogal chairs the Division of Humanities and Fine Arts at Illinois Valley Community College. A specialist in hymnology and eighteenth-century British literature and religion, he has published books and articles on John and Charles Wesley, Isaac Watts, Sabine Baring-Gould, Stephen Foster, Arthur Seymour Sullivan, temperance and gospel song, and the relationship between literature and hymnody.