hymnody


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hymnody

1. the composition or singing of hymns
2. hymns collectively
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More than 250 years after the first edition of the Psalter-Spiel, the well-known nineteenth-century Brethren antiquarian and historian, Abraham Harley Cassel (1820-1908) of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, mistakenly claimed the Inspirationists as the spiritual forbears of Brethren hymnody. Mistakenly, because Cassel's knowledge was based on fragmentary oral history, easy assumptions, and failure to follow up on the few facts that did exist in his time.
In other ways, however, the book is strongly coherent--not merely in its six essays devoted to different aspects of British hymnody, but also in its exploration of the myriad ways that music and religion interact.
Formed two years ago by former Episcopalians, attendees at Newman Fellowship celebrate weekly communion, recite ancient liturgy, draw on the rich treasury of hymnody ranging from ancient to modern times, and sing Psalms to the plainsong tones and to Anglican chant.
The woodwind hymnody of the andante was delicious, the scherzo had as a highlight Peter Hill's timpani-work, both sensitive and telling, and the finale's precocious fugues were tactfully delivered.
Dr Hornby said: " "Hymn-writing doesn't stand still so the dictionary will endeavour to represent the best of new hymnody as well as incorporating new discoveries relating to older subjects."
For starters, many American churches now sing to the heavens with "praise choruses," which shatter the conventions of old-fashioned hymnody. Where traditional hymns feature different lyrical verses across musically identical stanzas, praise choruses circle back to simple lyrical refrains, many of them drawn directly from biblical passages, while varying the music by stanza.
Our cause is just!' The National Chartist Hymn Book and Victorian Hymnody," Victorian Studies 54.4 (2012): 679-705.
We play emotions of sorrow for all they are worth, both in the readings, and in the hymnody and the preaching.
I Will Sing the Wondrous Story: A History of Baptist Hymnody in North America provides a fine history of Baptist hymnody, starting with a review of the British roots and following its evolution in America from New World origins to modern day.
If "Brothers, we are treading" works as well in hymnody as "Christians," etc., because everybody--including the late Kate, I presume--knows what it means, one doesn't waste time sanitizing the nonoffending offense.
While not directly treating theology, he examines underlying religious beliefs, attitudes toward music in a religious context, and the ritual setting and repertoire of sacred music: e.g., at the Tabernacle, Second Temple, the earliest Christian songs, and musical genres (psalmody, and hymnody) in monastic devotions.