Academic journal article The Hymn

Canterbury Dictionary of Hymnology

Academic journal article The Hymn

Canterbury Dictionary of Hymnology

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The Canterbury Press and the University of Bristol are pleased to announce that the Canterbury Dictionary of Hymnoloßy will be launched at a special academic conference which will be held in Bristol, United Kingdom, on 19th and 20th October 2013.

The new dictionary has been edited by J. R. Watson (Professor Emeritus, University of Durham) and Emma Hornby (Senior Lecturer in Music, University of Bristol). The first Dictionary ofHymnoloßy was published in 1892 (with a supplementary update in 1907) and was the work of the hymnologist John Julian. The new publication is the culmination of over a decade of work and includes the contributions of over 300 authors from all parts of the world [ed.'s note: including a number of members of The Hymn Society of the United States and Canada, with Canadian editor Margaret Leask, U.S. editor Carlton R. Young, and Australasian editor Colin Gibson]. It will be the most upto-date, comprehensive, and authoritative resource on the field of hymnology.

The present publication is a significant achievement as the first successful completion of a new Dictionary of Hymnoloßy for over a hundred years, a huge task previously considered impossible (several editors of earlier attempts died without completing the task). …

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