Academic journal article The Hymn

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Academic journal article The Hymn

Editor's Notes

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"Somebody's Callin' My Name: Jazz, Jambalaya, and Jubilee" is going to be an exciting Annual Conference for The Hymn Society in New Orleans, July 12-16, 2015. The details can be found in the this issue, from Paul Powell's article on the history of the city itself to the brochure with its information on plenaries, festivals, workshops, and schedule. We hope to see you in New Orleans!

Our President, Jacque Jones, shares the energy and hard work of The Society's Executive Committee on the President's Page, giving Executive Director Deb Loftis a chance to continue doing the excellent work she is doing on fund-raising, planning our conference/s, and helping to launch the Center for Congregational Song.

The first part of an article from a 2013 Emerging Scholar, Becca Whitla, takes us to Cuba to consider the hymnody there. The second part of Becca's article will appear in our Spring 2015 issue. If you know any current or recent students doing research on hymnody, check out Lim Swee Hong's column on The Hymn Society's Emerging Scholars Forum and encourage them to apply.

David Toledo analyzes Celebrating Grace Hymnal after describing the context of Southern Baptist hymnals, giving us insight into that tradition and its singing. …

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