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Karen B. Westerfield Tucker

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780195126983

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/019512698X.001.0001

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The Music of Methodist Worship

The Music of Methodist Worship

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(p.156) 6 The Music of Methodist Worship
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American Methodist Worship
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Karen B. Westerfield Tucker (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/019512698X.003.0006

Singing and meditating upon hymns has been a characteristic of Methodism since its beginning. Hymnals functioned both as prayer books and as theological primers; changing patterns and emphases in the organization of the official hymnals testify to shifts in perspectives, piety, and practices. The evolution of the hymn books, tune books, and music practices also reveal a tendency to adapt to the broader culture, though these changes did not come without controversy. Prohibitions against the use of choirs (in favor of congregational singing) and musical instruments were soon relaxed, and various popular musical styles were adopted.

Keywords:   choirs, congregational singing, hymn books, hymnals, hymns, music practices, musical instruments, organization of hymnals, singing, tune books

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