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Thread #93597   Message #1803231
Posted By: JennieG
07-Aug-06 - 02:31 AM
Thread Name: What makes a good hymn?
Subject: What makes a good hymn?
Last night a radio program mentioned an upcoming RSCM* seminar, and one of the subjects for discussion is "What makes a good hymn?" which set me thinking.

What does make a good hymn?

A singable tune? Words that mean something to the singer? An old favourite that was part of childhood Sunday School attendance?

Several churches went 'moderne' in the 70s and their hymns are less easy to sing as a result, I reckon. Give me the good oldies any day.

*RSCM: Royal School of Church Music