The Hymn

Articles from Vol. 67, No. 3, Summer

All Hands In: Drumming the Biblical Narrative
All Hands In: Drumming the Biblical Narrative Brian Hehn and Mark Burrows. Choristers Guild CGBK70, 2015, $34.95.Brian Hehn and Mark Burrows' book, All Hands In is a surprising resource. I expected to delve into a compendium of new drumming arrangements...
A New Hymn at a Funeral
Every religious tradition provides rituals at the time of death. Most integrate music into the ritual, whether songs, chants, keening, or some other form. Since I am aware of the importance of music to some people, I typically ask about well-loved hymns...
Arranging Hymns for College-Level and Professional Musicians
Working with musicians who have a masterful command of their instrument can be a very rewarding experience for you as an arranger, for the musicians, and for those who are able to experience the end result of your collaboration. Arranging music for professional...
Editor's Notes
This Summer issue is coming a bit earlier than last Summer's which was held until after the Annual Conference and the release of our exciting news about a Director for our new Center for Congregational Song. Brian Hehn, that Director, gives us a brief...
Forming a People
One of the most powerful aspects of congregational singing is its ability to unite singers. Many of the articles featured here focus on the formative role of hymnody in helping to create a communal identity. In addition, two authors highlight the role...
From the Center Director
I'd like to spend a little time talking about dreaming. One of the exciting things about starting a new position is that it comes with a healthy dose of dreaming. When a church or company hires a new employee, there is excitement around what that person...
Lift Up Your Hearts: Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs
Lift Up Your Hearts: Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs Ed. John D. Witvliet, Joyce Borger, and Martin Tel. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Faith Alive Christian Resources, 2013. 965 entries. ISBN 978-1-59255-559-8. $25.00. Praise God in the Heights. Larry Visser....
Penina Moïse: American Poet and Hymnwriter
IntroductionPenina Moïse (1797-1880) was a pioneer in the creation of the American Jewish Reform Synagogue hymn.1 Her texts were styled after celebrated eighteenth-century poets (e.g., Alexander Pope and Joseph Addison) and modeled upon Protestant hymns....
Research Director's Report
This year's Emerging Scholars Forum attracted several applicants. From these, the panel reviewers of this year, David Music (Baylor), Melissa Haupt (Princeton), and John Witvliet (Calvin), together with Robin Wallace, Editor of The Hymn, shortlisted...
Theses and Dissertations Related to Hymnody
This bibliography supplements those in previous issues of The Hymn. The last such listing appeared in Spring 2015 (vol. 66, no. 2). The present roster includes papers completed since 2009 that have not been listed before. It was compiled from bibliographic...
Two Early American Women and Their Hymns: Elizabeth Ann Seton and Matilda Durham Hoy
Who was the first American-born woman to compose a published hymn tune? For many years, it seemed likely that Matilda Durham was first, for her Promised Rand, but a surprising recent discovery is that a named Jerusalem, composed with text by Elizabeth...
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