Academic journal article The Hymn

Fred Kimball Graham and Nicholas Temperley Honored as Fellows by the Hymn Society

Academic journal article The Hymn

Fred Kimball Graham and Nicholas Temperley Honored as Fellows by the Hymn Society

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Fred Kimball Graham has been honored by The Hymn Society in the United States and Canada (HSUSC) at its annual conference July 13-17, 2014, by being named a Fellow of The Hymn Society. This award, the highest honor given by the organization, was conferred because of Graham's work as a teacher, organist, hymnal editor, writer, and scholar of hymnology.

Born in Ontario, Graham was educated at the Royal Conservatory ofMusic; the University of Toronto; Berlin, Germany; the Royal College of Organists in London; Eastman School ofMusic; and Drew University. He served as teacher and church musician in Ottawa, Ontario; Saint John, New Brunswick; Halifax, Nova Scotia, and Toronto, Ontario; and has given organ recitals in Canada, the U.S., Germany, and the United Kingdom. He continues to be active in The United Church of Canada.

Graham's doctoral dissertation focused on Methodist hymn tunes in the United States of the 1800s. He is a charter member of the Charles Wesley Society. In addition to this ecumenical work he served the Consultation on Common texts two terms as chair, and helped to develop the Revised Common Lectionary (RCL). Published works include the 20th Anniversary Annotated Edition for the RCL, twenty short articles in Edward Foley's Worship Music: A Concise Dictionary, an essay on singing for a Drew festschrift, an article on Methodist hymn tunes in The Contribution of Methodism in Atlantic Canada (McGill-Queen's University Press, 1992), and "John Wesley's Choice of Hymn Tunes" in The Hymn 1988. From 2007 to 2010 Graham convened the Southern Ontario Chapter of the Hymn Society; he has also served on the Editorial Advisory Board of The HSUSC. In 2011 The United Church of Canada awarded him the Davidson Trust Award "for excellence in teaching and scholarship in theological education," following a successful decade of teaching at Emmanuel College, the largest theological school of the United Church.

Nicholas Temperley has been named a Fellow of The Hymn Society because of his work as a hymn scholar, in particular, the creation and maintenance of The Hymn Tune Index project. …

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