Anglican hymnody, Canadian
[This article considers congregational song in the Church of England (later, The Anglican Church of Canada) in that part of British North America which became known as Canada. It does not deal with hymnody in Newfoundland, a separate British colony until 1949, when it became a Canadian province.]
Systematic British settlement in Canada began in 1763, after France ceded sovereignty to Britain. During the 18th century, the singing repertoire and practices of the Church of England in Canada mirrored those in the mother country. These allowed for the singing of a metrical psalm before and after the service, and later, before and after the sermon as well. Psalms might be accompanied by such...
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