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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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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.
While many composers and arrangers spent their entire lives writing music, very few were also known as authors, music editors, ministers (of music), denominational leaders, professors, congregational worship leaders, historians, hymnologists, and scholars.
One of the premier hymnologists in America, the witty Welshman Erik Routley, was commissioned in 1967 to evaluate TLH and SBH.
I have used hymnals that hymnologists agree were historically most important for each major family of evangelical denominations.
The North Karnataka audience also establishes an instant rapport with devotional portrayals on Kannada hymnologists like Sarvajna, Allama Prabhu, and Akka Mahadevi.
1), but it is one that has long exercised hymnologists, who are well represented i.