The Hymn

Articles from Vol. 62, No. 1, Winter

Editor's Notes
As this first issue of THE HYMN'S sixtysecond volume conies into your hands, may signs of spring be evident wherever you are. Living on the West Coast, I can hardly complain about "a long cold lonely winter,"1 but I know it's been a rough one for our...
From the Executive Director and the President
Greetings to you in this New Year! We hope that 2011 has started well for you. It seems that every new year brings changes in life and that is true for The Hymn Society as well. Recognizing the changing landscape of organizations and communication tools,...
Hymns in Periodical Literature
Donald Hunt, "Samuel Sebastian Wesley: A bicentennial reflection," Journal of the Association of Anglican Musicians, vol. 19, no. 8 (October 2010):!, 5-9The year 2010 marked the bicentennial of the birth of Samuel Sebastian Wesley, the nineteenth-century...
"O Beautiful for . . . Purple Mountain Majesties" the Hymn Society Gathers in Colorado
Those familiar words from the beloved hymn "America the beautiful" were written in 1893, by young Wellesley College English professor Katherine Lee Bates. She was teaching a three-week summer course at Colorado College in Colorado Springs, a relatively...
"Precious Love" A Communion Hymn
HYMN INTERPRETATIONOne of the favorite hymns of the River Brethren (a small church group located primarily in Pennsylvania and Iowa) is the hymn "O thou precious love of Jesus." This article will first describe where that hymn came from and then will...
Put Your Arms around the World Global Songs and Activities for Children
THREE CHILDREN'S COLLECTIONS Put your arms around the world Global songs and activities for children edited by S T Kimbrough Jr.; Carlton R. Young, music editor; Jörge Lockward, assistant music editor; Jodi L. Cataldo, stories and activities. New York,...
Rise Up and Sing: Children's Music Resource
Rise up ttnd sing Children's music resource Third edition. Portland, OR: OCP, 2009. ISBN 978-1-57992-164-4. Assembly Book, US $7.75. Accompaniment Book US $70. Eleven-CD set, words and music or instrumental, each US $110; CD library of both sets, US...
Sing the Stories of God's People: Thirty More Songs for the Youngest Singers
Sing the stories of God^s people Thirty more songs for the youngest singers by John D. Horman and Mary Nelson Keithahn. Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress, 2010. 121 pp. ISBN 978-0-8066-9839-7. CD included, US $29.95.Sing the stories of God's people was...
The Art & Craft of Typesetting Hymns
TYPESETTING The art & craft of typesetting hymns by David Schaap. Pittsburgh: Selah Publishing, 2009. 44pp. US $24.50.As stated in the book's introduction, Selah Publishing Company founder David Schaap has been involved with the production of numerous...
The Joy of Pentatonic
HYMN PERFORMANCEIfI had to isolate one item in my music leader's "bag of tricks" to enable creative accompaniment for hymn singing, it would be the pentatonic scale.Early on in my piano lessons, my teacher showed me what she called "Mickey Mouse on the...
Theses and Dissertations Related to Hymnody
This bibliography supplements those in previous issues of THE HYMN. The last such listing appeared in Spring 2009. The present roster includes papers completed since 2002 that have not been listed before. It was compiled from bibliographic directories,...
Those Special Collections
This fall I have been serving on a search committee for three associate directors for Ohio State University Libraries - yes, we're searching for all three at the same time. University Libraries is completely renovating its organizational structure; we...
Toward a Hopeful Future: Why the Emergent Church Is Good News for Mainline congregations/The Emergent Psalter
CONGREGATIONAL SONG IN THE EMERGING CHURCH Toward a hopeful future Why the emergent church is good news for mainline congregations by Phil Snider and Emily Bowen. Cleveland: Pilgrim Press, 2010. 290 pp. ISBN 978-0-8298-1847-5. US $26.The emergent psalter...