The Singing of Hymns, and the Experience of Metre

J. R. Watson

in The English Hymn

Published in print August 1999 | ISBN: 9780198270027
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191600784 | DOI:
 The Singing of Hymns, and the Experience of Metre

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Discusses the relation of text to music, the relation of singing to writing, and Derrida's phoncentrism. The chapter also examines the use of different hymn metres; the structure of hymns, with attention to line, verse, and whole hymn; and the importance of rhyme. It also discusses what James Montgomery says on hymn writing and hymn structure.

Keywords: Derrida; hymn metre; hymn music; hymn structure; hymn texts; hymns; Montgomery; rhyme

Chapter.  8733 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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