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Into the Twentieth Century

J. R. Watson

in The English Hymn

Published in print August 1999 | ISBN: 9780198270027
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191600784 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/019827002X.003.0019
 Into the Twentieth Century

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Discusses the end of the dominance of Hymns Ancient and Modern; Robert Bridges and the Yattendon Hymnal. Reviews Percy Dearmer, the English Hymnal, and Songs of Praise; the beginnings of broadcast hymnody, and the BBC Hymn Book. Also discusses the ‘hymn explosion’ and prospects for the future (bleak).

Keywords: broadcast hymns; Christian Socialism; English Hymnal; hymn explosion; Songs of Praise; Yattendon Hymnal

Chapter.  9600 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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