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East Asia Christian Conference
[C] The E.A.C.C.Hymnal, 1963; published by the East Asia Christian Conference.
Dr John Milton Kelly (Music Editor)
Dr Daniel Thambyrajah Niles (General Editor)*
printed by Kawakita Printing Co. Ltd, Kyoto, Japan, 1963 under the supervision of Mr Megumi Hara.
[ * D.T.Niles was at the time the General Secretary of the E.A.C.C. ]
The book consisted of a General Section of Western Hymns in English, most of which were already in common use in Asian churches either in English or in translation; and an Asian Section containing hymns either translated from a vernacular language or specially written to fit melodies of Asian origin. D.T.Niles was responsible for many of these, and 45 of the 100 hymns in the Asian section were written or translated by him.
Click here . . . to view the Preface to the Hymnal (by the Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Conference). [ not yet included - awaiting copyright permission ]
A collection of settings of hymns by Paul Gerhardt.
Edited by Carlton Young, with an `Editorial Board' of Austin Lovelace, Erik Routley and Alec Wyton. In a (brief) Preface the Editors wrote:
ECUMENICAL PRAISE is a supplemental hymnal designed to serve the growing points of the church. Equally suitable to stand alone in places where experimental worship is planned, or to supplement a denominational hymnal, it could enrich the worship of santuary, campus or convention by injecting into it some of the best in contemporary and classical hymnody.
Fully catholic in its spread of texts, tunes, poets and composers,the book encourages the use of a creative and innovative approach to the music of the church. Great care has been taken to make this a book for the worshipper prepared to contribute to, and participate in, the church's growth.
(An acknowledgement paragraph followed, without mentioning any individual names.)
A list of `contributors' also appears on the title page, apparently of authors and composers who had submitted work to or been commissioned by the editors. This includes, as author, Fred Kaan; and as composers, Samuel Adler, William Albright, Emma Lou Diemer, Calvin Hampton, Daniel Moe, Carl Schalk and Heinz Werner Zimmerman. Also listed are Sister Theophanie Hyerk, Marilyn Keiser, Robert Mitchell and Lloyd Pfautsch; but none of the items in the book appear to be attributed to any of these.
The book, which contains 117 items, included biblical and hymn texts old and new, with a substantial number of new items in both traditional and frankly experimental forms. Most of the older music settings were given fresh arrangements or harmonizations; and some of the wide range of new music was clearly designed for the `creative and innovative approach' mentioned in the Preface. (Among the latter are some items of considerable technical difficulty, usually for the accompanist(s) but in some cases for the singers also; and may have been intended for the number of North American churches which enjoy a professional or semi-professional `ministry of music'.)
(a) Hymns for the Use of the Churches, London, Bosworth & Harrison, 1864 (hymn-book of the `Catholic Apostolic Church'; edited by E.W.Eddis)
Contained 205 hymns.
(b) - do - 2nd edition, enlarged; London, J.Strangeways, 1871
Contained 320 hymns & 44 doxologies.
[D] A copy of the 2nd edn, printed London, G.J.W.Pitman (undated) is inscribed on the title-page `The Right Honble W.E.Gladstone, from W.Bramley-Moore, Oct 22. 1894'.
The unsigned Preface includes a brief statement of the aims of the `Catholic Apostolic Church'. For a transcription of this and the Title-page, click here . . .
- RS-266 Eye hath not seen thy glory; thou alone
Edmeston, J.: Sacred Lyrics, &c.
(a) James Edmeston: Sacred Lyrics, 1820
Contained 31 hymns and one poem, by James Edmeston.
(b) - do - Second Series, 1821
Contained 35 hymns and poems.
- RS-543 Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us
(c) - do - Third Series, 1822
Contained 27 pieces.
[ James Edmeston, further published works (listed in Julian p.321b) ]
Ellerton, J.: Hymns Original &c.
John Ellerton: Hymns Original and Translated, 1888 (autographed copy, presented to `C.B.M. from J.E.', Christmas 1888)
Contains 59 original hymns and 17 translations. All the translations except one (Spanish: `The Endless Alleluia') are from Latin sources. The dedication, `To the Right Honourable Lord Crewe, in remembrance of nearly thirty years of unbroken friendship and continual kindness', is dated `White Roding, April 1888'.
Elliott, C. &c.: Invalid's Hymn Book
The Invalid's Hymn Book
(a) First edition, initially compiled by Miss __ Kiernan, but completed before publication, with the addition of 23 hymns of her own, by Charlotte Elliott: 1834
(b) - do - nth edition (1836 or 1841; Companion writers are divided on this point)
- RS-364 Just as I am, without one plea
(c) - do - 6th edition, 1854
This included 112 of Charlotte Elliott's own hymns.
Elliott, E.E.S.: Chimes for Daily Service
Emily Elizabeth Steele Elliott: Chimes for Daily Service, 1880
Contained 71 hymns by Emily Elliott, arranged in two parts, the second of which was published separately as a cheap large-print book for hospitals &c. with the title Under the Pillow.
English County Songs, 1893
English County Songs, ed. Lucy Broadwood and J.A.Fuller-Maitland, 1893
The hymn-book contained 1260 hymns. It was `intended for the use of Congregational Churches, both Baptist and Paedo-baptist'.
Click here . . . to view a list of the main Contents headings and (part of) the Preface.
The English Hymnal, 1906-86
For the successive editions, see the following separate pages:
English Hymnal, 1906
The first edition was published in 1906, under the General Editorship of Percy Dearmer, with Vaughan Williams as Musical Editor. Like most Anglican-inspired hymn-books to the present day, it was not an authorised publication of the Church, but an independent venture by the editors and publishers. In its editorial Preface, it was presented as
". . . a collection of the best hymns in the English language, and [ is ] offered as a humble companion to the Book of Common Prayer for use in the Church. It is not a party-book, expressing this or that phase of negation or escess, but an attempt to combine in one volume the worthiest expressions of all that lies within the Christian Creed, from those `ancient Fathers' who were the earliest hymn-writers down to contemporary exponents of modern aspirations and ideals. . . . "
Click here . . . to view extracts from the remainder of the Preface to the 1906 edition. [ not yet included - awaiting copyright permission ]
The original (1906) editors, Percy Dearmer and Vaughan Williams, were responsible also for the revised edition; but particular acknowledgement was made to Martin Shaw for use of the results of his work on Songs of Praise, in which he had collaborated with Vaughan Williams in the music editing.
The revision was
` . . . confined to the enrichment of the music. The hymns themselves remain as they were in 1906 except that, during subsequent years, in rare instances a few words have been altered at the request of the authors.' [ Preface to the 1933 edition ]
Based on a selection of hymns from The English Hymnal, with some additions.
A Supplement to The English Hymnal, compiled by a Committee under the chairmanship of George B.Timms. Contained 120 hymns not in the original book, about three-quarters of them written later than 1906.
Edited by a Committee under the chairmanship of George B.Timms. Its members included Michael Fleming and Arthur Hutchings.
The book retains about 400 of the 656 hymns in the original edition of The English Hymnal, together with 100 from other sources old and new, and a liturgical section of some forty items including plainsong sequences.
To view extracts from the Preface, click here . . . [ not yet included - awaiting copyright permission ]
E.L.L.C., I.C.E.T. and I.C.E.L.
English traditional tunes included in Rejoice & Sing:
The `Whole Psalter' - i.e. the complete `Old Version' - with tunes arranged and harmonised by leading contemporary English composers.
This was probably the first psalter to show the harmony in four parts together, with the voice parts printed on opposite pages of a single book rather than in separate books as commonly hitherto; and also the first in which tunes were given names.
See additional note on the `Old Version' [ not yet included ]
Ett, Caspar &c.: Cantica Sacra
Cantica Sacra in Usum Studiosae Juventutis. Collegit et edidit J.Michael Hauber . . . Cantui Chorali accommodavit vocem organi Casparus Ett . . . , Munich, 1840
An edition of 1842 is noted in HCAM (p.707)
Euphonia, containing Sixty-Two Psalm & Hymn Tunes ... Harmonized, Aranged & Composed ... by W.Dixon, Liverpool c.1805
The Evangelical Magazine
This religious and theological Magazine was launched in 1793 by agroup of evangelical ministers, mainly Calvinist in sympathy if not in denominational allegiance. One of its expressed intentions was to continue the objects of The Gospel Magazine (q.v), previously edited by A.M.Toplady and others, and by this date discontinued.
Its policy and constitution were described in the Preface to the first issue, July 1793: see the file evangel.mag.
Although James Montgomery was not among the founders (he was only 22 at the time, and had not even yet taken over the editing of the Sheffield Register), he later became an influential contributor. By the 1820's the full title had changed to The Evangelical Magazine and Missionary Chronicle; and it regularly carried verbatim reports of the Public and Directors' Meetings of the London Missionary Society and of the Bible Society, of which Montgomery was a strong supporter.
The Evangelical Magazine for September 1816
- RS-385 Command thy blessing from above
- do - May 1822
- RS-127 Hail to the Lord's anointed
The Evangelical Magazine & Missionary Chronicle, June 1825
- RS-38 Thou whose almighty word
- For the Magazine's report of the Address in which this hymn was quoted, click here . . .
- do - June 1829
- RS-303 Spirit divine, attend our prayers
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