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    Hymnody and Hymnology - Catholic Encyclopedia

  • Hymnody, taken from the Greek (hymnodia), means exactly "hymn song", but as the hymn-singer as well as the hymn-poet are included under (hymnodos), so we also include under hymnody the hymnal verse or religious lyric. Hymnology is the science of hymnody or the historico-philogical investigation and aesthetic estimation of hymns and hymn writers.

  • I. PRELIMINARY REMARKS
  • II. THE EARLIEST BEGINNINGS OF HYMNODY
  • III. METRE OF CHRISTIAN HYMNODY
  • IV. HYMNODY OF THE ORIENT
  • V. HYMNODY OF THE WEST

    The Gregorian Association
  • includes a brief, helpful history of Gregorian chant.

    History of Worship
  • focusing especially on the history of "Church Song," from a Lutheran perspective.
  • I. The Church Service
  • II. The Church Song

    "The Musical Reforms of Martin Luther"

    Singing the Psalms: A Brief History of Psalmody

  • Early Christian Psalmody
  • Psalmody in the Reformation
  • English Psalmody
  • Psalm Singing in America
  • Renewal of Singing in New England
  • Eclipse and Revival of Psalmody
  • Glossary: Psalmody, Hymnody and Song - at the end

    John Wyeth and the Develop. of South. Folk Hymnody

  • The following article is published in Music from the Middle Ages Through the 20th Century: Essays in Honor of Gwynn McPeek, Carmelo P. Comberiati and Matthew C. Steel, eds. (London: Gordon & Breach, 1988), pp. 357-374. It is based on a graduate paper written for Richard Crawford at the University of Michigan, and incorporates his corrections and suggestions. The present version, which does not include the musical examples, is placed online for those who do not have access to the McPeek Festschrift. This article is Copyright 1988 D.W. Steel; all rights reserved.


  • For more information:

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    you will find 24 excellent links !