The Hymn

Articles from Vol. 61, No. 1, Winter

2010 Hymnic Anniversaries
COMPILED BY MEMBERS OF THE HYMN SOCIETY1250thTheodulph of Orleans (ca. 760?-821)Author of "All glory, laud, and honor."1050thSaint Fulbert, Bishop of Chartres (ca. 960-1028)Author of "Ye choirs of New Jerusalem."500thLouis Bourgeois (ca. 1510-ca. 1630)Tune...
A Small Piano in a Big Room
InvitationIt's a trick to use the piano to lead five hundred people in singing. In my congregation I normally use a Baldwin grand to lead forty or fifty people, and I have the help of a competent volunteer who plays a century-old reed organ. So when...
At Dawn of Grace: Hymn Tunes of Carson P. Cooman
At dawn of grace Hymn tunes of Carson P. Cooman edited by Pat Talbert. Colfax, NC: Wayne Leupold Editions, 2007. 68 pp. ISBN 978-881162-21-6. US$13.75.By the time he was 25 years old in 1982, Carson P. Cooman, born in Rochester, New York, had written...
Bidden, Unbidden: New Hymns by Jenni Lee Boyden and Rusty Edwards
Bidden, unbidden New hymns by Jenni Lee Boyden and Rusty Edwards Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2007. 71 pp. ISBN: 978-0-687-65098-9. US $8.00.Every worship planner wishes for new ways to state old truths, and the most astute also look for new truths that...
Displays of Scholarship
!Emerging Scholars ForumOne of the highlights of my experience at St. Olaf last summer was attending the Emerging Scholars Forum. This forum focuses on completed or nearly-completed research at the graduate level. As you may recall, Jennifer Baker-Trinity,...
Editor's Notes
One year before the mastheadAfter writing the above title, I realized that I could hardly be the first editor to think of playing with Richard Henry Dana's classic title; sure enough, a quick Web search turns up hundreds of thousands of hits in confirmation....
For Everyone Born: Global Songs for an Emerging Church
For everyone born Global songs for an emerging church Jörge Lockward and Christopher Heckert, eds., Carlton R, Young, music consultant. New York: The General Board of Global Ministries, 2008. 99 pp. ISBN 978-1-933663-26-5, US $12.95; accompanying CD...
Frederik Herman Kaan, FHS 1929-2009
"Put peace into each other's hands and like a treasure hold it . . . ."Passionate peacemaker Fred Kaan died in the early hours of October 4, 2009. That morning many of us lost a dear friend whose boundary-pushing creativity had inspired our own efforts...
From the Executive Director
Greetings from Richmond! Our new office space is quite accommodating and we have been enthusiastically received on campus by everyone at Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond. I appreciate the patience and grace you have extended as we made the transition...
God of the Future: New Hymntunes
God of the future New hymntunes by Alfred V. Fedak. Pittsburgh, PA: Selah Publishing Co., 2009. 52 pp. No ISBN, catalog no. 125-017. US$15.95.This volume is Alfred V. Fedak's third published hymn collection, presenting 26 tunes mostly written since Sing...
"How Long, O Lord, How Long?"
I often introduce myself as a "lover and user of hymns," especially when I feel the need to justify my membership in a group that includes hymnwriters, composers, hymnal editors, seminary professors, and others with titles and credentials. I have composed...
Hymns in Periodical Literature
The sparseness of periodical literature on hymnody for this issue is a reminder to The Hymn Society in the United States and Canada that one of its tasks is to rear young hymnologists to continue the work of studying the Church's hymnological heritage....
Never Too Young: Spirit and Song for Young People
Never too young Spirit and song for young people Portland, OR: Spirit and Song/Oregon Catholic Press, 2007. 296 pp. Assembly Book, ISBN 978-1-57992-139-2. Keyboard Accompaniment Book (2 volumes), ISBN 978-1-57992-141-5. Guitar Accompaniment Book, ISBN...
News from Aotearoa New Zealand
Shirley Erena Murray, named a Fellow of The Hymn Society at the July conference, received her certificate from Executive Director Deb Loftis at a hymn conference in Palmerston North, Aotearoa New Zealand, in October. It was a weekend of great celebration...
O Sing the Glories
O sing the glories Seventeen anthems composed or arranged by Alice Parker GIA Publications, 7404 S Mason Avenue, Chicago, IL 60638. CD-633, 2005.Often recordings of anthems have been turned down for review in The Hymn, since it is a publication that...
"O Who Will Join and Help Me Sing": An Invitation to Birmingham
The quoted words are the opening line of what may be the oldest hymn written in Alabama. They come from Spiritual Song number 94 in The pilgrim's choice, a selection of hymns and spiritual songs, lately compiled from various authors: Designed for the...
Scripture and Season in Song Eight Hymn Anthems
Scripture und season in song Eight hymn anthems texts by Mary Louise Bringle, Fred Kaan, and Herman G. Stuempfle, Jr.; music by Clark Kimberling [SATB voices, organ, and flute]. GIA Publications (G-6844)If you are searching for a practical collection...
Sing to the Lord the Paul Manz Hymnary
Paul Manz and hymns; the two would seem inseparable. Yet when we think about Paul Manz and hymns, we immediately think of his work as an improviser at the organ, and of his published chorales for the organ founded on hymns from the core repertoire of...
Streams of Song: An Overview of Congregational Song in the Twenty-First Century
Are hymns relevant to Christians today? Albert van den Heuvel of the World Council of Churches reflected on the problem of finding relevant hymns in a preface written for a collection of new material in 1966:There was a minister in a European country...
Woven into Harmony
Woven into harmony 50 hymn texts by Adam M. L. Tice Chicago: GIA Publications, Inc., 2009. 126 pp., ISBN: 978-1-57999-762-5. US $19.95.Publication of a first volume of fifty hymn texts by a young author is an event unexpected in these days of economic...