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The English hymn : a critical and historical study

The English hymn : a critical and historical study

Author: J R Watson
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Why do people sing hymns? Are hymns poetry? What makes a good hymn? The author discusses the nature of hymns and their particular appeal, examines the English hymn as a literary form, and  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J R Watson
ISBN: 019827002X 9780198270027 0198267622 9780198267621
OCLC Number: 43874768
Description: x, 552 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Discussing hymns : the state of the art --
The singing of hymns, and the experience of metre --
Laud unto the Lord : The whole booke of Psalmes --
Keeping company with David's psalms : George Wither and others --
The seventeenth-century Anglican tradition --
The journey to Zion : Puritan psalms and hymns --
Isaac Watts --
After Watts --
John and Charles Wesley --
Charles Wesley and his art --
After the Wesleys --
The Romantic period : Montgomery, Heber, Keble --
The Victorian hymn --
The Oxford movement, and the revival of ancient hymnody --
Hymns ancient and modern --
Victorian women hymn-writers --
American hymnody --
Different traditions --
Into the twentieth century.
Responsibility: J.R. Watson.
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... the intellectual hymnist's vade mecum ... a massive, solid read ... fascinating detail. * Home Words (the nationwide church magazine supplement) * After a read through The English Hymn it would Read more...

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