- Alabamians share favorite Easter hymns -- "...in a recent informal sampling of church music directors and choir members around the state, “Low in the Grave He Lay,” also commonly known as “Christ Arose,” was tops on the list of favorites."
- Baptist Monophonic and Heterophonic Hymnody in Southern Appalachia -- "As early as the 1730's, folk-hymnody appears to have flourished, prospering under the impetus of the 'Great Awakening'..."
- Before Churches Had Songbooks, There Was 'Lined-Out' Gospel -- "It's been a part of my life from the beginning, and it's a joyful sound. It's a sound that touches your heart."
- Christian churches and Latter-day Saints share many hymns -- "Recently I searched our current 1985 edition of "Hymns of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints" to determine how many of these hymns are common to our older Baptist hymnal."
- Controversy underscores importance of theology in hymns -- "Worship leaders seldom welcome controversy."
- Don’t forsake the old hymns -- "It’s amazing how those grand theological truths woven through each stanza of a hymn took up permanent residence in my heart and mind."
- Four Tones of Traditional Song: Early America Lives in the Sounds of Sacred Harp Music -- "Seated on oak benches arranged in a hollow square, they are singing at the top of their lungs in four-part harmony, without musical accompaniment or an audience."
- North Shelby Baptist Church makes braille hymnals available to churches, individuals -- "...putting together a braille hymnal is a huge undertaking."
- Pastor’s collection of songbooks continues to grow -- "The books are part of Braun’s collection of more than 200 hymnals and songbooks he has amassed since his early days in college."
- Sacred Harp -- "I love going to Sacred Harp singings."
- The Hymn Book- Relic or Treasure? -- "...let's not throw out the hymnal just yet."
- The Sacred Harp: American Shape Note Hymns Cross the Atlantic -- "Shape Note singing is non-denominational, unaccompanied and participatory."
- Three Hymnals That Shaped Today's Worship -- "John Rippon’s 1787 Hymnal...sold 300,000 copies in just 40 years."
- Watch an Impromptu Medieval Icelandic Hymn Sung in a Modern Train Station -- "Despite the fact that this song, "Heyr himna smiður," dates to around 1208 and the Wuppertal Hauptbahnhof station was built in the mid-19th century, the sound and the space seem perfectly suited to one another."
Sunday, October 23, 2016
Alabamians share favorite Easter hymns, and other music links
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