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Download PDF by Dr Duguid Timothy: Metrical Psalmody in Print and Practice: English 'Singing

By Dr Duguid Timothy

ISBN-10: 1138269719

ISBN-13: 9781138269712

ISBN-10: 1409468925

ISBN-13: 9781409468929

During the Reformation, the e-book of Psalms turned probably the most recognized books of the Bible. This was once rather precise in Britain, the place humans of every age, social periods and academic talents memorized and sang poetic versifications of the psalms. these written by way of Thomas Sternhold and John Hopkins turned the most well-liked, and the straightforward tunes built and utilized by English and Scottish church buildings to accompany those texts have been carried by means of infantrymen, sailors and colonists through the English-speaking international. between those tunes have been a bunch which are nonetheless used this day, together with ‘Old Hundredth’, ‘Martyrs’, and ‘French’.

This e-book is the 1st to contemplate either English and Scottish metrical psalmody, evaluating the 2 traditions in print and perform. It combines theological literary and musical research to bare new and ground-breaking connections among the psalm texts and their tunes, which it strains within the English and Scottish psalters revealed via 1640. utilizing this new research together with a extra thorough review of extant church files, Duguid contends that Britain built and maintained unique psalm cultures, one in England and the opposite in Scotland.

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