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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.
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Professor Jeremy Dibble, a hymnologist at Durham University, said his research had shown that one of the most popular versions was to the tune Cranbrook - better known as On Ilkla Moor Baht 'at.
The new work is being put together by Dick Watson, Emeritus Professor of English Studies, and Professor Jeremy Dibble, a hymnologist in the Department of Music at Durham University.
Professor Jeremy Dibble, a hymnologist at Durham University, said: "It was the only Christmas hymn to be approved by the Church of England in the 18th century and this allowed it to be disseminated across the country with the Book of Common Prayer.
Professor Jeremy Dibble, a hymnologist in the Department of Music, Durham University, found that the tune is one of many variations used over the 300-year history of the carol.
The first section, on hymn traditions, features the title essay by distinguished hymnologist Mary K.
217, where Yonge only merits a mention because she visited the more famous Oxford Movement hymnologist, Cecil Frances Alexander, author inter alia of "All things bright and beauteous" (p.
McKeller is a hymnologist, teacher and free-lance writer living in Toronto.
Benson (1855-1930), a Presbyterian minister generally recognized as America's greatest hymnologist.
His father, Carl Johann Spitta, was a minister and the author of Psalter und Harfe, a collection of spiritual poetry; his brother, Friedrich Spitta, was a well-known New Testament scholar, liturgist, and hymnologist.
The oldest of four children of a music-loving Presbyterian minister and a hymnologist in his own right, MacMillan grew tip ill puritan "Toronto the Good," "a thriving if slow-paced commercial centre of some 160,000 inhabitants.
The groups variously invoked under this label--popular journalists of the day, highly-placed church musicians like Stainer and Barnby, the "academics" of the so-called English Musical Renaissance (including Charles Villiers Stanford and Hubert Parry), twentieth-century hymnologists like Erik Routley--occupied very different critical niches than are asserted here, and indeed the first two were sometimes very supportive of the "serious" Sullivan, as the discussion clearly shows.