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An Exploration Of Musical Influences Throughout Worship: Enhancing Worship Experiences Via Hymns Encompassing Spiritual Gifts, Nina Marie Tedeschi Apr 2019

An Exploration Of Musical Influences Throughout Worship: Enhancing Worship Experiences Via Hymns Encompassing Spiritual Gifts, Nina Marie Tedeschi

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

One of the most important aspects of the role of worship leader, is that of choosing relevant worship materials. The use of hymns has enhanced worship for ages. The trends of the current age have precipitated a concern and need for conscientious selection of music, along with appropriate application of the singing of hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs. A major consideration in worship planning is to utilize music which reaches all generations. The impetus of this study is primarily based upon biblical, historical, theological, philosophical, methodological, and observational practice of worship. The research focuses upon the importance of planning and ...


Stewart, Karen (Fa 1273), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2019

Stewart, Karen (Fa 1273), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1273. Student paper titled “Negro Gospel Music at Barnes Chapel Methodist Church” in which Karen Stewart describes a singular all-day “singing” held at the church in Beaver Dam, Kentucky, in February 1971. Stewart offers a brief description of her fieldwork methods including research and recording and provides an abbreviated background on each of her musical informants. Stewart also recounts the songs that were sung and notes recurrent themes throughout the music. The paper also includes the words to each hymn, a black and white photograph of the performers, and two reel-to-reel audiotapes.


Estate Planning: Psalms And Hymns For A Lifetime, Karen Demol May 2018

Estate Planning: Psalms And Hymns For A Lifetime, Karen Demol

Faculty Work Comprehensive List

"Singing classics of the faith that have been 'keepers' for decades and centuries enables the various generations within a congregation to sing together, strongly."

Posting about the rich heritage of classic hymns from In All Things - an online journal for critical reflection on faith, culture, art, and every ordinary-yet-graced square inch of God’s creation.

https://inallthings.org/estate-planning-psalms-and-hymns-for-a-lifetime/


Herndon, Bernice (Fa 1135), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2018

Herndon, Bernice (Fa 1135), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1135. Student paper titled “Negro Spirituals” in which Bernice Herndon gathers together 21 hymns sung by congregants at several African American Baptist churches located in Bowling Green. Herndon also collected spirituals from family, friends, and neighbors.


Psalms, Hymns, Or Spiritual Songs?: A Millennial’S Journey With The Worship Wars, Courtney E. Fritz Apr 2017

Psalms, Hymns, Or Spiritual Songs?: A Millennial’S Journey With The Worship Wars, Courtney E. Fritz

Selected Honors Theses

Since the 1980’s, the rise of popular and rock n’ roll music has had a significant impact on the music in Protestant churches. The emergence of the Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) industry, fueled by the popularity of these types of music, changed how many churches use music in their gatherings. The widespread use of popular music in the church (often causing hymnals to be discarded) caused a major rift among congregations, a term coined the “worship wars.” This argument is still being fought today. This paper is designed to give an overview of other times in history when the ...


The Kodály Method And The Levels Of Biblical Learning: Teaching Theology And Hymns To Children, Kimberley Attaway Jan 2017

The Kodály Method And The Levels Of Biblical Learning: Teaching Theology And Hymns To Children, Kimberley Attaway

Honors Theses

Hymns have played a vital role in the church by reflecting the theology and worship practices of its congregation. This paper explores the Kodály Method and the Levels of Biblical Learning and their respective sequences for teaching music and theology, as well as how they could be effectively combined with hymns to educate children in the church. In doing this, children are provided with a strong foundation of theology and music while preserving an important aspect of the Southern Baptist heritage.


Full, Conscious, And Active…Listening?, Heather Josselyn-Cranson Jan 2016

Full, Conscious, And Active…Listening?, Heather Josselyn-Cranson

Northwestern Review

Active participation by Christian laity in singing is a goal assumed by all liturgical leaders, scholars, and musicians. Is singing, though, the only form of active participation in liturgical music? What about listening? Drawing on discussions of listening by Aaron Copland, Frank Burch Brown, and Ronald J. Allen, it becomes clear that listening well is an active task, one for which musical leaders must prepare their congregations. Lay people should be encouraged to both receive music as a gift and to search out what it means in relationship to the congregation, the day, and the liturgical context. Congregations also need ...


Shakers (Sc 2938), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2015

Shakers (Sc 2938), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2938. Compilation of manuscript and printed Shaker hymns, and instructions for dances to accompany hymns. Some of the hymns were transcribed by Roger Hall.


"In Praise Of Hymns" On The Cbs On Sunday Morning, Jerry Rushford Apr 2015

"In Praise Of Hymns" On The Cbs On Sunday Morning, Jerry Rushford

Jerry Rushford

Video segment from CBS's Sunday Morning television program titled "In Praise of Hymns," which aired on Easter Sunday, April 5, 2015. The segment features an interview with Dr. Jerry Rushford (with Tracy Smith) on the history of hymns, as well as a feature on contemporary hymn composers Keith and Kristyn Getty.


New Leaves On Old Trees: A Synthesis Of Early American Music Through Contemporary Composition, Leslie A. Robinson Dec 2014

New Leaves On Old Trees: A Synthesis Of Early American Music Through Contemporary Composition, Leslie A. Robinson

Selected Honors Theses

The purpose of this thesis is to explore the hymnody and choral music of 17th, 18th, and early 19th century Protestant communities in America with the goal of creating a historically informed composition that articulates musical and theological ideas of the past with a fresh voice. It will emphasize unique characteristics of the musical communities and connections between the communities. It will also focus on two relationships within individual communities: the association between the community’s music and its texts, and the connection between its theology and musical identity. The thesis and composition should reveal an understanding of early American ...


Dordt Sings! 50 Classic Hymns, Karen Demol, Jonathan De Groot Oct 2013

Dordt Sings! 50 Classic Hymns, Karen Demol, Jonathan De Groot

Faculty Work Comprehensive List

The purpose of the 50 Classic Songs for Worship at Dordt is to present a core of classic hymns which we believe every Dordt student should know.


Shakers (Sc 358), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2012

Shakers (Sc 358), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid and scan (Click on "additional files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 358. Typed copy of letter written by Urban E. Johns, South Union, Kentucky, to Honorable McLean, Washington, D.C., regarding sheep husbandry in Logan County and South Union; a hymn (with words and music); reward certificates given to deserving pupils by teachers; and a list of members of the Brick House and the Square House, Union Village, Ohio, during the 1837-1867 period.


Shakers - South Union, Ky. (Sc 357), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2012

Shakers - South Union, Ky. (Sc 357), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid and scan (Click on "additional files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 357. Holographic letters, 1893-1922 (3); words (2) and words and music to Shaker hymns (3); receipts, n.d. (3); and notes about the Shakers compiled by Pauline Smith for a speech about the Shakers at South Union, Kentucky.


Shakers - South Union, Kentucky - Hymns (Sc 177), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2011

Shakers - South Union, Kentucky - Hymns (Sc 177), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid and scan (Click on "additional files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 177. Manuscript hymn book and instructional manual used by the Shakers at South Union, Kentucky. Includes copied portions of Isaac N. Youngs' "Rules of Music."


The Song Of The Righteous: An Historical And Literary Analysis Of The Latter-Day Saint Hymnal, Ruth Alene Thomson Symons Jan 1971

The Song Of The Righteous: An Historical And Literary Analysis Of The Latter-Day Saint Hymnal, Ruth Alene Thomson Symons

Theses and Dissertations

The hymnal of the Latter-day Saints first proposed only shortly after the organization of the Church and published continually every few years between 1835 and 1871, is a remarkably accurate indicator of the changing fortunes and beliefs of the early Saints. The first hymnal, gathered by Emma Smith, uncompromisingly sets forth the basic Mormon belief in man's free agency, his innate perfectability, and his kinship to his Heavenly Father. Later editions reflect the missionary concerns of the church (1840), the tremendous persecution the saints are subjected to (1841), the Church difficulties after the martyrdom of Joseph Smith (1849), the ...


A Discriminative Study Of How Hymns Should Relate To The Present Age, Shelby Earl Cowling Jan 1970

A Discriminative Study Of How Hymns Should Relate To The Present Age, Shelby Earl Cowling

Honors Theses

Today, when the church and church music no longer dictate the cultural development of music as it once did long ago, and when composers use on of the three basic elements of music as the basis for their compositions thus offering many different types of styles of music, church music finds itself in a state of confusion. It culturally lags behind that of secular music and quite often gets trapped when trying to decide on which style to adopt today. It does not attract as it once did the composers of its century to compose music for the church, it ...