Academic journal article The Hymn

Search for a New Tune Setting for Psalm 100 in Honor of the 2017 Annual Conference Theme: Now Thank We All Our God: Celebrating Congregational Song since the Reformation

Academic journal article The Hymn

Search for a New Tune Setting for Psalm 100 in Honor of the 2017 Annual Conference Theme: Now Thank We All Our God: Celebrating Congregational Song since the Reformation

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As part of The Hymn Society's ongoing commitment to the enrichment of congregational song, and in anticipation of the 2017 conference, "Now Thank We All Our God: Celebrating Congregational Song Since the Reformation," the Executive Committee has announced a search for a new tune setting for Psalm 100. The winning entry will be premiered at our 2017 conference in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. This search honors the importance of psalmody in congregational song, especially over the past 500 years. An effective entry in this search will provide a musically fresh, singable tune for the words/ paraphrase of Psalm 100, one of the most beloved of all the Psalms.

This search continues The Hymn Society's series of hymn searches related to various aspects of the life and witness of people of faith made possible by gifts from Mary Nelson Keithahn, Life Member of The Hymn Society, and the estate of Loryne H. Koebele.

This search is primarily for a new tune which may be used for a new or existing version of Psalm 100. Regardless of the composer's choice for a text, the text must be submitted with the tune. Further details and instructions for submitting an entry may be found on The Hymn Society website at www. …

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