The Hymn

Articles from Vol. 68, No. 2, Spring

Building New Traditions of Multicultural and Multilingual Hymnody: An Analysis of New South African Hymns by John Gardener
IntroductionThis paper discusses and analyses four hymn paraphrases by the South African poet John Gardener.1 Each has been a commission from Andrew-John Bethke (the author of this essay) for use in multicultural congregations at the College of the Transfiguration...
Criers of Splendor
Criers of Splendor DELORES DUFNER, OSB. CHICAGO, IL: GIA PUBLICATIONS, 2016. 156 PAGES, 56 HYMNS. $24.95.This is the fourth collection of hymns by Dolores Dufner, FHS, a member of St. Benedict's Monastery in St. Joseph, Minnesota, and a Fellow of The...
Editor's Notes
What a wealth of hymnody from around the world is discussed in this issue of The Hymn! Sida Roberts gave us a taste at our Annual Conference last summer of the hymns from Romanian author and composer Nicolae Moldoveanu; for those who missed that session,...
Executive Committee Nominees
FOR SECRETARYBecca Whitla is a PhD student at Emmanuel College at the University of Toronto's School of Theology. In her research she seeks to grapple with the question: how can congregational singing celebrate and nurture diverse multicultural, multilingual,...
Executive Director Search Committee Announcement
The days of March 2 through 4 were exhilarating and rewarding days for those of us involved in the search for a new Executive Director for The Hymn Society. Those were the days when the planning and work of the prior four months was brought to fruition.The...
From the Executive Director
This is a very good time for The Hymn Society. I am very pleased, as I'm sure you are also, that Jan Kraybill will step into leadership for our organization. She will lead capably and with grace. It's a good thing that organists develop great physical...
Help Us to Help Each Other: Hymns for Life and Ministry with the Poor by Charles Wesley – New Musical Settings
Help Us to Help Each Other: Hymns for Life and Ministry with the Poor by Charles Wesley - New Musical Settings ED. S T KIMBROUGH JR. AND CARLTON R. YOUNG. MADISON, NJ: THE CHARLES WESLEY SOCIETY, 2010. 16 HYMNS. 48 PAGES. ISBN: 978-1-882339-06-8. $7.95.In...
Hosanna! Ecumenical Songs for Justice and Peace
Hosanna! Ecumenical Songs for Justice and Peace ED. ANDREW DONALDSON. GENEVA, SWITZERLAND: WORLD COUNCIL OF CHURCHES., 2016. 177 PAGES. ISBN 978-2-8254-1667-9. $20.00.At its tenth assembly in 2013, meeting in Busan, Korea, the World Council of Churches...
Hymnku: An Exercise in Short-Form Congregational Song
The elements of craft for writing congregational song require a certain level of dedication to master, and beginning students can easily become overwhelmed by the strictures of meter and rhyme. I firmly believe in the value of mastering those tools,...
John Wesley's First Tune Book. A Collection of Tunes Set to Music as They Were Commonly Sung at the Foundery (A Facsimile Edition with Introduction and Critical Notes)/John Wesley's Second Tune Book. Select Hymns with Tunes Annext (A Facsimile Edition with Introduction and Critical Notes)
John Wesley's First Tune Book. A Collection of Tunes Set to Music as they were Commonly Sung at the Foundery (A Facsimile Edition with Introduction and Critical Notes) ED. S T KIMBROUGH JR. AND CARLTON R. YOUNG. MADISON, NJ: THE CHARLES WESLEY SOCIETY,...
New Executive Director Named
The Hymn Society in the United States and Canada and Community of Christ International Headquarters are pleased to announce that Jan Kraybill of Stillwell, Kansas, has been named the next Executive Director of The Hymn Society. She will assume the position...
Presenting Nicolae Moldoveanu (1922-2007)
One of the hidden secrets in Eastern European hymnody is the Romanian hymnist Nicolae Moldoveanu. While he is well-known to Romanians worldwide, his works have only recently begun to be translated and appreciated. Moldoveanu wrote about 8,000 hymns and...
Sing a New Song: Songs and Hymns from the Bible
The articles featured in this issue discuss biblical passages that are psalms, songs, or hymns. Some articles below explore ways in which biblical scholarship, historical research, and the study of congregational song are mutually enriched by each other....
Songs between Friends: Seventeen Hymn Tunes by Carlton Young for Texts by Shirley Erena Murray
Songs Between Friends: Seventeen Hymn Tunes by Carlton Young for Texts by Shirley Erena Murray CHICAGO: GIA PUBLICATIONS, 2016. 44 PAGES. ISBN 7851-47922100. $9.00With texts by Shirley Erena Murray, FHS, and Carlton Young, FHS, two icons of the world...
Tempo
When I took the position of cantor at Ascension Lutheran Church in Riverside, Illinois, just outside of Chicago, the pastor there was Paul Landahl. In the interview process Paul and I had agreed that we were going to meet at an appointed time each week...
Towards 'Balanced Singing': Exploring Hymnic Sources in Compiling Caribbean Moravian Praise
Introduction'What should we include?' 'What should we exclude?' 'What is the rationale that ought to guide our decision?' These I believe are just some of the questions that guide the work of any hymnal committee as it goes about the task of revising...
Wonderful Words of Life
In 2001, I co-authored The Bedside, Bathtub, and Armchair Companion to Shakespeare1 and was reminded that many of our most well-worn sayings come from the Bard's work. Until recently, people throughout the English-speaking world always had The Holy Bible...
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