Treasure No 13: “Julian”

Treasure No 13: “Julian” by Erik Routley: An article from Bulletin No. 48, July 1949 What is Julian? he year 1891 was a great year for hymnology; you might say that in that year hymnology graduated from the status of a hobby to that of a science, for it was in that year that the house of John Murray published …

Treasure No 12: Victorian Hymn-Composers III – Henry John Gauntlett, 1805-76

Treasure No 12: Victorian Hymn-Composers III – Henry John Gauntlett, 1805-76 by Erik Routley: An article from Bulletin No. 46, January 1949 his survey of eminent Victorians in the field of hymn-composition has so far taken us to the Cathedral and the Parish-church of Anglicanism. Here, however, we encounter that weighty if somewhat unreliable influence, the singing Free Church. Gauntlett …

Treasure No 11: “Blest Pair of Sirens”

Treasure No 11: “Blest Pair of Sirens” by V. M. Caird: An article from Bulletin No. 41, October 1947 a previous article in this journal I attempted to answer the question “What is a good hymn?” This time I propose to deal with the more practical side of the subject—to appeal for good hymns to be sung, and for bad …

Treasure No 10: Hymns on the Air

Treasure No 10: Hymns on the Air by the Rev. Cyril Taylor (Religious Broadcasting Department, B.B.C.): An article from Bulletin No. 41, October 1947 have been asked to review the field of hymn-singing on the air, and to say something about the criteria which govern the choice of hymns in religious broadcasts. As these programmes stand at the moment, no …

Treasure No 9: ‘English Hymnal’ and ‘Ancient and Modern’

Treasure No 9: ‘English Hymnal’ and ‘Ancient and Modern’ by Erik Routley: An article from Bulletin No. 38, January 1947 brief correspondence has appeared in the columns of The Musical Times for September, October, and November, 1946, under the general heading of “Hymn Tunes,” but dealing in fact with the rival merits of The English Hymnal and Hymns Ancient and …

Treasure No 8: The Hymn as a Literary Form

Treasure No 8: The Hymn as a Literary Form by V. M. Caird: An article from Bulletin No. 38, January 1947 he construction of a good hymn essentially an art of limitations, for the hymn is probably bounded by more rules than any other literary form. Many an aspiring hymn-writer must have felt that this damned his chances at the …

Treasure No 7: The Hymnal 1940

Treasure No 7: The Hymnal 1940 by Erik Routley: An article from Bulletin No. 34, January 1946 he full title of The Hymnal, of which some account is to be given here, is “The Hymnal of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America.” The date “1940” which appears on the title-page is the date when the General …