The Hymn

Articles from Vol. 63, No. 2, Spring

A Changed Heart
BOOKS AND MEDIAA Changed Heurt by David Haas. Chicago: GIA, 2010. 80 pp. Text only edition, G-7737, $9.95. Full music edition, G-7736, $19.95. CD-822, $16.95.In December of 2007, David Haas had open-heart surgery. That event and the episodes which followed...
A Consistent Jazz-Based Harmonization of a Classic Tune
Let us start with a premise: When we sing hymns, we become connected to believers in other generations and places. Every denominational hymnal helps us worship as if singing with others who went before us and who lived elsewhere.Let us add another premise:...
A Greener Place to Grow: 50 More Hymn Texts
A Greener Pince to Grow: 50 More Hymn Texts by Adam M. L. Tice. Chicago: GIA, 2011. 134 pp. ISBN: 9781579998554. $19.95.Opening the cover and turning the pages of a collection comprised of all new hymns, one has to ask: is there anything interesting...
CPWI Hymnal
CPWI Hymnal The Church in the Province of the West Indies (Anglican). St. John, Barbados, West Indies: Bamford House, 2010. Music Edition: 852 items, 1,661 pp., $60.00. ISBN 978-976-95294-1-0. Words only, $24.00.Two common goals of committees entrusted...
Editor's Notes
I write this column for the second issue of 2012 as the first issue is going to print. Editing is a good spiritual practice in trust, as the fruits of work done can't be seen and yet the next work is still due. Trusting that the work done by writers,...
Executive Committee Nominees
For President-elect:Jacque Jones is a native of Texas who now calls New York home. She attended Baylor University and The University of Texas at Austin, where she received a BFA in theatre. Following stints in social services and data processing, she...
From the Executive Director
This summer when we gather in Winnipeg we'll celebrate The Hymn Society's 90th birthday! Along with our gratefulness for those who have paved the way for us, we'll take some time to reflect on what our most important aims are and what our hopes for the...
Great Canadian Hymns
Great Cnnaàian HymnsPax Christi Chorale. Toronto, ON, 2011.CD and score, $15.00 Canadian.http://www.paxchristichorale.org/media/recordings/Pax Christi Chorale is a Canadian Mennonite choir conducted by Stephanie Martin. Celebrating its twenty-fifth anniversary,...
Hymn Interpretation
Even at an early age, I sensed the Divine in my life; I felt an assurance there was something bigger than myself that cared for me. Playing outside, I felt deeply connected to the natural world around me. I looked with reverence at leaves and stones...
Hymns in Periodical Literature
Lynn Abbott and Doug Seroff, "Roots of Birmingham's Gospel Quartet Training Culture: Spiritual Singing at Industrial High School," Tributaries: Journal of the Alabama Folklife Association 12 (2010): 9-27.Jefferson County, Alabama, home to the city of...
Macalester Plymouth Hymn Competition 2011
Macalester Plymouth United Church of St. Paul, Minnesota, is pleased to announce the winners of our church's 2011 hymn contest. Our sixteenth annual contest was a search for hymns that express dismay over the growing gap between rich and poor and call...
Mary, Star of Hope: Marian Congregational Song as an Expression of Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary in the United States from 1854 to 2010
With a hymn composed in the eighth or ninth century, thus for over a thousand years, the Church has greeted Mary, the Mother of God, as "Star of the Sea": Ave maris stella. Human life is a journey. Towards what destination? How do we find the way? Life...
Reflections of an Emerging Scholar
It was an honor for me to attend The Hymn Society's conference in Colorado Springs, Colorado, this past summer as one of the three people chosen to present at the Emerging Scholars Forum. It was an even greater honor to be named the Emerging Scholar...
Resonant Witness: Conversations between Music and Theology
Resonant Witness: Conversations Between Music and Theology edited by Jeremy S. Begbie and Steven R, Guthrie. Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2011. 505 pp. ISBN 978-0-8028-6277-8. $34.00.This book of essays arose out of conversations among theologians,...
Seventeenth-Century Lutheran Meditations and Hymns
Seventeenth-Century Lutheran Meditations and Hymns Edited, with introduction by Eric Lund. Preface by Robert KoIb. The Classics of Western Spirituality. New York: Paulist Press, 2011. 360 pp. ISBN 978-08091-0600-4. $39.95.A graduate of Brown, Yale Divinity...
Singing the Faith
Singing the Faith London: Hymns Ancient and Modern on behalf of the Trustees of the Methodist Church, 2011. ISBN 978-1-84825-067-3. 840 hymns. $45.00."A little body of experimental and practical divinity - a distinct and full account of Scriptural Christianity"...
Sing Praise: Hymns and Songs for Refreshing Worship
Sing Praise: Hymns and Songs for Refreshing Worship Hymns Ancient & Modern, Ltd. and the Royal School of Church Music. London: Hymns Ancient & Modern, 2010. ISBN 978-1-84825-038-3. 330 hymns. $40.00.The most influential hymnal in the English...
The John Beatty Manuscript: An Eighteenth-Century American Tunebook
Recently an eighteenth- century musical manuscript of central Pennsylvania provenance has come to light. The manuscript, apparently copied for his own use by John Beatty, a resident of Armagh Township in present-day Mifflin County, has been passed down...
The Revised Grail Psalms: A Liturgical Psalter
Prepared by the Benedictine Monks of Conception Abbey. Foreword by Francis Cardinal George, O.M.I., with an introduction by Abbot Gregory J. Polan, O.S.B. Chicago: GIA, 2011, G-7882. ISBN 978-1-57999-837-0. $11.95.AndThe Revised Grail Psalms: a Liturgical...
The Sounds of Our Offerings: Achieving Excellence in Church Music
The Sounds of our Offerings: Achieving Excellence in Church Music by Charlotte Kroeker. Herndon, VA: Alban, 2011. 236 pp. ISBN 978-1-56699-395-1. $17.00.Charlotte Kroeker is the Executive Director of the Church Music Institute, <www.churchmusic institute....
Toward a Musical Praxis of Justice: A Survey of Global and Indigenous Canadian Song in the Hymnals of the Anglican, Presbyterian, and United Churches of Canada through Their History
Wy should Canadians sing cross-culturally? A country which has often been ailed a cultural mosaic, Canada is home voices from multiple cultural contexts which often live and work alongside one another. This mosaic encompasses the many cultures of the...