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Churches and Devotional Practice

Clarke, Martin V. In: Watt, Paul; Allis, Michael and Collins, Sarah eds. The Oxford Handbook of Music and Intellectual Culture in the Nineteenth Century. Oxford: Oxford University Press, (In press).

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This chapter discusses the contribution of hymnology to nineteenth-century intellectual culture. It demonstrates how clergy and musicians engaged in scholarly writing and debate concerning the history, context, practice, and spirituality of congregational song. Using a diverse range of sources, including journal articles, lectures, sermons, and hymnals, it argues that hymnology was recognised as an important area of scholarship that drew on a range of musical and religious perspectives. Interest in it extended across denominational and national boundaries, and was characterized by professional and amateur participation. The key to understanding hymnology’s centrality in intellectual culture lies in the pervasiveness of church music in nineteenth-century cultural practice and experience.

Item Type: Book Section
Copyright Holders: 2019 The Author
Keywords: hymnology; church music; congregational song; spirituality; hymnals
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Humanities > Music
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Humanities
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Item ID: 66676
Depositing User: Martin Clarke
Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2019 09:54
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2019 01:35
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