Broadcasting Hymns in Britain

Broadcasting Hymns in Britain In the long history of hymns and hymn singing, broadcasting is a development that dates from the early 20th century. It is of considerable significance. The coming of what was at one time called ‘the wireless’, and its transition to ‘radio’, was followed by the advent of television, at first in black and white and subsequently in colour. Throughout the last century, and into the present one, broadcasters have been quick to seize the opportunities provided by media which not only made traditional hymns familiar to a much wider audience than had hitherto been possible, but encouraged the writing of new hymns and led to new standards of performance. It also...

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