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The Early Twentieth Century

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/10.1093/0198269730.003.0012
The Early Twentieth Century

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A relatively short section, containing 11 hymns from the period of two great hymn books, the English Hymnal and Songs of Praise. It was the period of the Christian Social Union, and of the First World War. The hymns often reflect the problems of the structure of society, and of industry. They were also important for the education of the time. The English Hymnal was also notable for the musical input of Ralph Vaughan Williams and Martin Shaw.

Keywords: Chesterton; Christian Social Union; Dearmer; education hymns; English Hymnal; folk music; Shaw; Songs of Praise; Vaughan Williams

Chapter.  5466 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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