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December 19, 2003

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swan


Susan S. Tamke, Make a Joyful Noise Unto the Lord: Hymns as a Reflection of Victorial Social Attitudes (Ohio, 1978). Studies the development of Protestant hymnody.

Is this any good? I would be interested in hearing your thoughts.

Miriam

I'm feeling only guarded optimism, since there are an awful lot of pages devoted almost entirely to quotations. And what analysis I've read so far (social, metrical, etc.) doesn't seem very incisive.

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