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Dissenting Praise: Religious Dissent and the Hymn in England and Wales

Isabel Rivers and David L. Wykes (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199545247
eISBN:
9780191725708
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545247.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The introduction of hymns and hymn-singing into public worship in the seventeenth century by dissenters from the Church of England has been described as one of the greatest contributions ever made to ... More


“Blest Be the Tie that Binds”: Part I: Congregational Singing as a Worship Ethos for Dr. Watts Hymns

William T. Dargan

in Lining Out the Word: Dr. Watts Hymn Singing in the Music of Black Americans

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520234482
eISBN:
9780520928923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234482.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

A distinctive form of congregational singing originated among enslaved Africans who were converted to Christianity before Emancipation, reaching its apogee in late-nineteenth- and ... More


“Father, I Stretch My Hands to Thee”: The Tradition of Dr. Watts in African Historical Perspective

William T. Dargan

in Lining Out the Word: Dr. Watts Hymn Singing in the Music of Black Americans

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520234482
eISBN:
9780520928923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234482.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American

The first illustration in Black Art and Culture in the Twentieth Century, by Richard Powell, is of a late-seventeenth-century slave drum whose unchanging appearance is significant because African ... More


Introduction

William T. Dargan

in Lining Out the Word: Dr. Watts Hymn Singing in the Music of Black Americans

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520234482
eISBN:
9780520928923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234482.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

The tradition of African American hymn singing known as “Dr. Watts” derives from the collection of hymn texts written in the eighteenth century by the Dissenting English theologian Isaac Watts and ... More


“Blest Be the Tie that Binds”: Part II: Regional Style Traditions of Dr. Watts Hymn Singing

William T. Dargan

in Lining Out the Word: Dr. Watts Hymn Singing in the Music of Black Americans

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520234482
eISBN:
9780520928923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234482.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

In the universe of Dr. Watts hymn singing, the particular qualities of regional styles and their unifying similarities are of equal importance. This chapter focuses on regional traditions of hymn ... More


Hymn Singing, the Anti-Methodist Response, and the Revival

Brett C. McInelly

in Textual Warfare and the Making of Methodism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198708940
eISBN:
9780191779640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198708940.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Church History, History of Christianity

Chapter 4 examines the role the hymnal played in the revival, both in promoting individual faith and in responding to the anti-Methodists. The Methodist hymnal needs to be understood as the site of a ... More


“Our God, Our Help in Ages Past”: The Tradition of Dr. Watts in English Historical Perspective

William T. Dargan

in Lining Out the Word: Dr. Watts Hymn Singing in the Music of Black Americans

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520234482
eISBN:
9780520928923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234482.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

While Isaac Watts (1674–1748) is called the father of English hymnody, the form he brought to prominence, with its innate orality and biblical symbolism, has proved itself the foundation for a ... More


“come Ye that Love the Lord”: The Lining Out—Ring Shout Continuum and the Five-Key Sequence

William T. Dargan

in Lining Out the Word: Dr. Watts Hymn Singing in the Music of Black Americans

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520234482
eISBN:
9780520928923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234482.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, American

The practice of Dr. Watts hymn singing among black Baptists in the nineteenth century both revitalized an existing ritual context for music performance and popularized among the black masses the ... More


Conclusion

William T. Dargan

in Lining Out the Word: Dr. Watts Hymn Singing in the Music of Black Americans

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520234482
eISBN:
9780520928923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234482.003.0011
Subject:
Music, History, American

Regional traditions of hymn singing continue in the hallowed places of black worship, under the cloak of autonomy and outside the domain of what some observers—and many of the participants—consider ... More


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