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The High Victorian Period

Edited by J. R. Watson

in An Annotated Anthology of Hymns

Published in print June 2002 | ISBN: 9780198269731
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191600791 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198269730.003.0010
The High Victorian Period

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The largest section in the book, containing 43 hymns, many of them from successive editions of the pre‐eminent Victorian hymn book, Hymns Ancient and Modern. They reflect the new interest in hymns in the Church of England, which emerged in some of the great hymns and tunes of the age, by writers such as Ellerton, Dix, and How, and composers such as J.B. Dykes and S.S. Wesley. These hymns are for all times and seasons, and include Christmas hymns and harvest hymns. There are also some fine Scottish hymns, by writers such as Horatius Bonar. Women hymn writers begin to be important in this period (Clephane, Havergal, Greenwell, Rossetti).

Keywords: Christmas hymns; Dix; Ellerton; harvest hymns; How; Hymns Ancient and Modern; Scottish hymns; women hymn writers

Chapter.  24463 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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