The Hymn Tune Index

The Hymn Tune Index : Census of English-language Hymn Tunes in Printed Sources from 1535 to 1820

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With the aid of this book it is possible to look up a hymn tune and find out its history. Little special knowledge is required - the reader need only know how the tune begins. Once you have found the tune, the book tells when it was first printed, the composer, what texts it was sung to, and what happened to it in later history. In four volumes the book covers approximately 18,000 British and American hymn tunes dating from 1535 to 1820.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 2680 pages
  • 251 x 270 x 210mm | 8,499g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Clarendon Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0193111500
  • 9780193111509

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"A detailed and comprehensive reference tool of the highest quality....Recommended for academic, theological, and music libraries serving music historians or large public libraries with hymn collections."--Library Journal"This source's staggering amount of data, painstakingly gathered and discerningly organized, is a gold mine for historians....[It] will be much sought after to locate specific hymns in modern hymnals and related performance materials."--Choice
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