Treasure No 74: Geoffrey Beaumont and the 20th Century Church Light Music Group – A Recognition of their Contribution to Contemporary Hymnody

Two dates that are of primary importance are 1955 and 1957. The first relates to a radio programme, Sunday Half Hour, in which one of Beaumont’s hymns tunes in a popular style was used (set to ‘Lord, thy Word abideth’), and the second to a BBC television broadcast. The radio show may have pointed the way forward, but it is …