Whither (or wither?) the Hymnal?

This week Pray Tell is posting the talks and panels from the 2014 Collegeville Conference on Liturgy, Music, and the Arts. The following is a video of one of the talks given at the conference.


By Alan Hommerding

The role, content, and format of the congregational hymnal is in a state of transition today that has had no parallel for more than 500 years. In addition to examining and reflecting upon the hymnal as a resource for congregational participation in worship, this keynote will also consider aspects of the hymnal as a cultural/technological artifact.



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