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The English HymnA Critical and Historical Study$
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J. R. Watson

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780198270027

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/019827002X.001.0001

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The Singing of Hymns, and the Experience of Metre

The Singing of Hymns, and the Experience of Metre

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(p.22) 2 The Singing of Hymns, and the Experience of Metre
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The English Hymn
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J. R. Watson (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/019827002X.003.0002

Discusses the relation of text to music, the relation of singing to writing, and Derrida's phoncentrism. The chapter also examines the use of different hymn metres; the structure of hymns, with attention to line, verse, and whole hymn; and the importance of rhyme. It also discusses what James Montgomery says on hymn writing and hymn structure.

Keywords:   Derrida, hymn metre, hymn music, hymn structure, hymn texts, hymns, Montgomery, rhyme

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