Academic journal article The Hymn

Editor's Notes

Academic journal article The Hymn

Editor's Notes

Article excerpt

THE HYMN is proud to publish a wide variety of perspectives on congregational song. This variety is nowhere more evident than in this issue, with feature articles on history, practical matters, and theology, and columns on mission, "singing all the stanzas," and arranging hymns for middle school and high school instrumentalists.

We begin with an article by Patricia Woodard, currently our Hymnic Anniversary contributor and formerly The Society's secretary, on the role of singing in the Civil Rights Movement fifty years ago and its roots in congregational singing. Then Eric Wall, who led one of the hymn festivals at our Annual Conference in 2014 in Columbus, Ohio, lays out motivations and ways for planning hymn festivals. Finally, Stephanie Budwey, 2010 Lovelace scholar, winner of the 2011 Emerging Scholars Forum, and former columnist for "Hymns in Periodical Literature," invites us to consider drawing a wider circle in our hymn singing. …

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