Academic journal article The Hymn

Editor's Notes

Academic journal article The Hymn

Editor's Notes

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Several articles in this issue follow the theme of this summer's conference for The Hymn Society, "Celebrating Congregational Song Since the Reformation." Wim Ruessink, who played the opening organ recital at our conference in New Orleans in 2015, describes the process and contents of the multi-denominational Dutch Liedbok published in 2013. Emily Brink, FHS, responds with a brief article on three psalters and hymnals that came out of North American Reformed traditions surrounding the years of the Dutch book's production. Pam McAllister, inspired by Martin Tel's workshop on the psalms at our conference in 2013, reflects on "Psalms for Singing, Sighing, Ranting, Raving." Sam Eatherton has studied Lutheran Sunday school hymnals appearing in English in the United States, 1819-1901. Finally, "Hymns in Periodical Literature," written by Chris Ángel, considers the ongoing influence of church reform and church reformers.

Patricia Woodard has provided another stunning compilation of hymnic anniversaries which will occur in 2018. Tina Schneider, former Director of Research for The Society, takes up the work from Paul Richardson, FHS, of bringing theses and dissertations related to congregational song to our attention. …

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