Oxford Hymn Book

The Oxford Hymn Book was published by the Clarendon Press (the academic part of the Oxford University Press) in 1908. It was the work of two of the delegates of the Clarendon Press, the Dean of Christ Church, Thomas Strong (Dean, 1901-1920), and the Lady Margaret Professor of Divinity, William Sanday (Professor, 1895-1919). They co-opted Mary Church, who had edited The Life and Letters of Dean Church (her father, R.W. Church, 1815-1890, Dean of St Paul’s, 1871-90) and James Thompson, the Dean of Magdalen College. The music editor was Basil Harwood*. The book was beautifully printed. Horace Hart, the Printer to the University, had already used a Walpergen music fount for the Yattendon...

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