Vol I No. 2

The Good, The Bad & The Ugly: Hymns and Hymnals in the American Church

by Mark Dwyer

If you were to scan the bookshelves in my office, you would find an engaging, if somewhat haphazard collection of books related to church music that I have accumulated since I was about 16 years of age. It first struck me as odd that there is an entire shelf dedicated to plainsong and Gregorian chant, an entire shelf dedicated to composers and the performance of their music, two-thirds of a shelf dedicated to the organ, and – here it is – two and one-half shelves filled with hymnals. Contained

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