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Online Encyclopedias and Dictionaries
Reference Tools for Hymnology
Analecta hymnica medii aevi
Call Number: MPAL Reference BV468 A52, vols.1-55 (non-circulating)
This 55-volume resource contains the authoritative texts of hundreds of medieval hymns. Analecta Hymnica is available online via HathiTrust or at MPAL in the reference collection.
Canterbury Dictionary of Hymnology (online) by
Containing over 2 million words, the Canterbury Dictionary of Hymnology was the result of 10 years of research at the Universities of Durham and Bristol. CDH set out to the replacement and extension of the canonical Dictionary of Hymnology compiled by John Julian (see above).
The Hymnal 1982 Companion; Vol. 1-4 by
Call Number: MPAL Reference ML 3166 H95 (Non-circulating)
This four-volume reference work serves as a guide to the history and criticism of English hymns, providing insight into Anglican denominational hymnody, such as that of the Episcopal church.
Hymnal companion to Worship by
Call Number: MPAL Reference M2119 W6781986Sup. (non-circulating)
The first companion ever produced for an American Catholic hymnal.
Hymn and Scripture Selection Guide by
Call Number: BV312 S63
Lists hymns, choral music, and organ music appropriate for every Sunday of the three-year lectionary cycle. Additionally, it contains Scriptural indices of hymns tunes and anthems. It is keyed to the Anglican Church of Canada and contains hymns that may not be found in other hymnals.
Resources for Musicians Selecting Works