Sing a New Song: Christian Music in All Times and Places
Hours per week:
- Lecture/Discussion: 3
This course is a survey of Christian hymnody and song, including current trends in congregational singing in North America. Attention is paid to the lives and work of several foundational hymn writers or epochs, e.g., Ambrose, Luther, Genevan Psalter, Wesley, black and white spiritual traditions, and the streams of the contemporary hymn explosion, including song available from the global South. There is a lab component in which the music of the hymns is sung.