Academic journal article The Hymn

Editor's Notes

Academic journal article The Hymn

Editor's Notes

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I am writing this in the midst of the strangest and coldest winter in Ohio in twenty years. We had pipes break and two inches of water in the basementquite an incentive for a good clean-out!

But there is continuing new life in The Hymn, with new columnists starting in this issue. Each year I hold my breath as new persons take on writing responsibilities, a particular skill as I have found. I am delighted this year to introduce Adam M. L. Tice and Jonathan Hehn as authors of the Hymn Performance and Hymn Interpretation columns, respectively. Both Adam and Jonathan have been active as Lovelace Scholars and at our conferences. I am still amazed that Adam has published three substantial volumes of hymns in ten years and engaged such a wonderful variety of composers as partners in his writing. Jonathan was an Emerging Scholar in 2012 and his paper from that conference also appears in print in this issue.

As this year's Annual Conference draws its focus from our visioning over the last three years, we are sharing, with their permission, an e-mail conversation that John Thornburg initiated with a number of renowned teachers of hymn singing. It will set the tone for our meeting in Columbus, Ohio, July 13-17, 2014. The conference brochure will also be found in this issue. Watch "The Verse" and future issues for treasures of Columbus and central Ohio to enjoy before or after the conference.

Chris Fenner continues his work on early texts and tunes (see his article on Theodulph in The Hymn 63:1) with a search for the origins of Veni Emmanuel. …

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