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1. Hymnody.
2. The study of hymns.

[Greek humnologiā, singing of hymns : humnos, hymn + logos, saying; see -logy.]

hym′no·log′ic (hĭm′nə-lŏj′ĭk), hym′no·log′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
hym·nol′o·gist n.


1. (Music, other) the study of hymn composition
2. (Music, other) another word for hymnody
hymnologic, ˌhymnoˈlogical adj
hymˈnologist n


(hɪmˈnɒl ə dʒi)

1. the study of hymns, their history, classification, etc.
hym•nol′o•gist, n.


1. the composing of hymns.
2. the study of the origins, development, and use of hymns.
3. Obsolete, the performing of hymns.
See also: Songs and Singing
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He evaluates Blahoslav's entire hymnological and hymnograhic work, and, referring to the research carried out by the musicologist Otakar Hostinsky, highlights the fact that Blahoslav was "most likely the first in history to have used the notation to record the intonation, the pronunciation of human speech".
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These were no less responsible than their successors, but they counted their responsibility to liturgical, theological and hymnological standards more important than merely literary responsibility to an author" (p.
Its success indicates that somehow the compilers achieved an extraordinary act of survival in the maelstrom of conflicting currents, hymnological, theological, and ecclesiastical.
What guided the ILCW was a spirit of pastoral responsibility for the worship life of Lutherans in North America and a sense of fidelity to the liturgical and hymnological traditions of the Lutheran Communion and thus of the One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church.
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