Treasure No 40: Easter Joy

Treasure No 40: Easter Joy by Alan Luff: An article from Bulletin, 134, Autumn 1975 aster is the greatest of the Church’s festivals. Yet there is and long has been, it would seem, a shortage of good music of all kinds for Easter. It is not at first clear why this should be so. There is a great wealth of …

Treasure No 39: The Titanic Hymn

Treasure No 39: The Titanic Hymn by Sir Ronald Johnson: An article from Bulletin, 129, Winter 1974 hat was the hymn played by the band while the Titanic went down in the early morning of 15 April 1912? This old question has been revived this year in correspondence in the Musical Times, and on 11 December 1972 a new work …

Treasure No 35: Hymn Writing Today

Treasure No 35: Hymn Writing Today by F. Pratt Green: An article from Bulletin 120, Winter 1971 (Editorial note: We are glad to reprint this article which originally appeared in The Methodist Recorder, 1 October 1970, and are grateful to the editor of that journal and to the author for permission to do so. Frederick Pratt Green, Methodist minister, is …

Treasure No 34: Veni, veni Emmanuel

Treasure No 34: Veni, veni Emmanuel by C. Pocknee: An article from Bulletin 118, Spring 1970 No. 108, Winter 1966, of this Bulletin, the Editor drew attention to the discovery by Mother Thomas More in the Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, in a fifteenth-century Service Book in manuscript of the original melody upon which Thomas Helmore based the tune of the Advent …

Treasure No 33: ‘100 Hymns for Today’—a Supplement to Hymns Ancient and Modern

Treasure No 33: ‘100 Hymns for Today’—a Supplement to Hymns Ancient and Modern by Alan Luff: An article from Bulletin 117, Autumn 1969 Clowes, 1969. he new supplement to Hymns Ancient and Modern will receive a very wary reception. It will be seen by some as being in the tradition of the First and Second Supplements that make up the …

Treasure No 31: Hymns in School Worship

Treasure No 31: Hymns in School Worship by Donald Hughes, Head Master of Rydal School: An article from Bulletin 104, September 1965 the nature of things, a schoolmaster spends most of his time addressing people who know less about what he is talking about than he does. He has chosen his career with this principle in mind. .By the time …

Treasure No 29: A Valuable Bibliography

Treasure No 29: A Valuable Bibliography: An article from Bulletin 102, January 1965 A Short Bibliography for the Study of Hymns. Occasional Paper XXV of the Hymn Society of America. Obtainable from 475 Riverside Drive, New York 27. Price, 60 cents. his is one of the best, things that have come from the American Hymn Society. It is a bibliography …

Treasure No 28: Bad Poetry or Good Light Verse?

Treasure No 28: Bad Poetry or Good Light Verse? by Norman Nicolson: An article from Bulletin 101, Autumn 1964 (From the Church Times, April 24th, 1964, by courtesy of the Editor) ight verse, poor girl, is under a sad weather’—so said Mr W. H. Auden in Letters from Iceland, which contains perhaps the most brilliant, sustained specimen of the form …

Treasure No 27: What Shall They Sing

Treasure No 27: What Shall They Sing by J. T. Slater, of Slough Grammar School: An article from Bulletin 100, Spring 1964 (This article, which we reprint by kind permission of the Editor of the Bulletin of the University of Leeds Institute of Education, appeared in that journal in November, 1961. With so much new interest in hymns as a …

Treasure No 26: Some Useful Dates

Treasure No 26: Some Useful Dates by Andrew Hayden: An article from Bulletin 99, Winter 1963 r Andrew J. Hayden has sent the following list of dates of the deaths of authors and composers of hymns who died between 1951 and 1960. Since such information is often peculiarly difficult to come by, we reproduce it here, with thanks to its …

Treasure No 24: The Rich Man in His Castles

Treasure No 24: The Rich Man in His Castles by Maurice Frost: An article from Bulletin 93, Autumn 1961, also Correspondence: Bulletin 94, Winter 1961, ‘The Rich Man In His Castle’ The rich man in his castle, The poor man at his gate, God made them, high or lowly, And ordered their estate. o does the offending verse read in …

Treasure No 22: The Moravian Associations of Charles Wesley’s Hymns

Treasure No 22: The Moravian Associations of Charles Wesley’s Hymns, by A. S. Gregory: An article from Bulletin Spring 1958 ive hundred years ago the community which came to be known as Unitas Fratrum was founded at Kunwald in Bohemia. Two hundred and fifty years later was born the greatest of English hymn writers—‘supreme’ is Dr. Frere’s Word—Charles Wesley. In …

Treasure No 21: A Link with Loys Bourgeois

Treasure No 21: A Link with Loys Bourgeois by J. Wilson: An article from Bulletin 79, Summer 1957 any who use or study the Genevan psalm-melodies will welcome the chance of a closer acquaintance with the personality of Loys Bourgeois, who, as the hymn-books say, ‘composed or arranged’ a great number of them. Such acquaintance has been made possible by …

Treasure No 19: Hymns and Youth

Treasure No 19: Hymns and Youth by Erik Routley: An article from Bulletin 71, Spring 1955 must begin these observations by asking my reader’s pardon for a very offensive title. If there be any to whom the generic use of the word ‘youth’ brings occasion for a sigh or a snort, I assure him that it brings it equally to …