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hymn(Encyclopedia)hymn, song of praise, devotion, or thanksgiving, especially of a religious character (see also cantata). Early Christian hymnody consisted mainly of the Psalms and the great canticles Nunc dimittis, M...
O Salutaris Hostia(Encyclopedia)O Salutaris Hostia slyootâr´s, sälootä´rs [key] [Lat.,=O saving victim], hymn to the Host, one of the two hymns regularly sung at the Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament in the Rom...
Gloria in excelsis(Encyclopedia)Gloria in excelsis ksl´ss [key] [Lat.,=glory in the highest], the Angelic Hymn or greater doxology, ancient Christian hymn beginning, according to the Authorized Version, Glory be to God on hig...
Sanctus(Encyclopedia)Sanctus [Lat.,=holy], hymn of the Roman Catholic Mass, beginning, Holy, holy, holy, from Isa. 6.3; Mat. 21.9. It is the solemn choral ending of the preface. In the old liturgy the second part of the h...
Palmer, Ray(Encyclopedia)Palmer, Ray, 1808–87, American Congregational clergyman and hymn writer, b. Little Compton, R.I., grad. Yale, 1830. He held pastorates in Bath, Maine (1835–50), and Albany, N.Y. (1850–66). He is...
Bonar, Horatius(Encyclopedia)Bonar, Horatius bn´r [key], 1808–89, Scottish clergyman and hymn writer. In 1837 he became minister to the North Parish in Kelso; in 1843, Bonar, with his congregation, seceded in the movement ...
Gerhardt, Paul(Encyclopedia)Gerhardt, Paul, 1607–76, German hymn writer and clergyman. Some of his famous texts, such as O Sacred Head Sore Wounded, are much used in English translations.
Muir, Alexander(Encyclopedia)Muir, Alexander myoor [key], 1830–1906, Canadian songwriter, b. Scotland. In 1867 he wrote the words and music for The Maple Leaf Forever, which is regarded by many as the national hymn of Canada....
Hanson, Howard(Encyclopedia)Hanson, Howard, 1896–1981, American composer, teacher, and conductor, b. Wahoo, Nebr. In 1921, Hanson won the Prix de Rome, becoming the first composer to enter the American Academy there. From 1924...
Paean(Encyclopedia)Paean p´n [key], Paean was an epithet for Apollo, the healer. The paean, a hymn of praise to Apollo and often to other gods, was sung as a prayer for safety or deliverance at battles and other im...
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