psalmody

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psalmody

1. the act of singing psalms or hymns
2. the art or practice of the setting to music or singing of psalms
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Psalmodists experimented with quantitative versification and classical stanzaic forms, either strictly imitated or adapted to the accentual nature of English.
Although some ministers complained of the fuging tune's irreverent style, singers seemed to have enjoyed the spirited verbal exchange caused by the parts entering the musical flow at different times, and American psalmodists produced some of their most imaginative settings of religious poetry for them.
But some of the inclusions are curious, and some of the omissions pretty significant; I wish that Kroeger had canvassed scholars in the field for their choices of the "top 25" (say) unedited early American psalmodists.
43) Additionally, psalmodists such as Isaac Woodbury, church musicians and composers such as Nathaniel Gould, and pedagogues such as Lowell Mason all receive Moore's attention.