English-Speaking Hymnal Guide, An
by Erik Routley / Peter Cutts
Like all creation, the world of Christian hymnody grows, changes, and evolves over time. As older hymnals have been replaced and new hymns by contemporary composers have become more widely known, it has grown necessary to update the book that was formerly know as "the crowning glory of a life-time of writing about hymns." In this new edition of Erik Routely's An English-Speaking Hymnal guide, it was Peter W. Cutts's intention to expand and restore the original edition to its former glory and place of prominence as one fo the leading references on English hymnody. This book establishes authorship and meter of each hyn, discusses the major differences between versions of the same hymn in varoius hymnals, and takes full account of new hymnody and changing fashions in hymnal editing over the last 25 years. New hymn tunes had to appear in four or more of the major English-speaking hymnals in order to be selected for this work.
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