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Classical Notes: January 9, 2009 Archive

The Way We Sing Now

Posted at 4:55 PM on January 9, 2009 by Rex Levang (1 Comments)

The Way We Sing Now

Soho the Dog is the name of an always-lively blog kept by Matthew Guerrieri, a composer in the Boston area. In a recent post, he wonders about hymns: why some hymns get winnowed out, others not.

His explanation as to why some titles don't show up in newer hymnals? It's not theology; it's just that people can't sing them any more.

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