The Church Psalter and Hymn Book

The Church Psalter and Hymn Book : No. I., Canticles, Psalter, Hymns (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Church Psalter and Hymn Book: No. I., Canticles, Psalter, Hymns Still further to promote the convenience of Cathedral and other Churches, all the musical forms may be had with, as well as without, the Plain Chant of the Daily Service. The Plain Chant, Song, or Tune adopted at the Reformation was not a new composition, but the Canto Fermo of earlier days, stripped of the florid phrases which had supervened in the lapse of ages, and properly adjusted to the Vernacular and Reformed Service. It was set in 1544 by Archbishop Cranmer himself to the Litany, the first part of the Prayer Book used in the vulgar tongue; and afterwards in 1550 to the Daily Prayer and the Office of the Holy Communion, by John Marbeck, organist of Windsor, most probably under the superintendence of the Archbishop. In the form in which it came out of their hands, it has, with some slight variations, and with such modifications as the subsequent revisions of the Liturgy rendered necessary, been retained in our Cathedral, Collegiate, and some other Churches to the present day; two periods alone excepted. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical more

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  • Paperback | 428 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 22mm | 567g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 024318249X
  • 9780243182497