Swedish hymnody

Medieval hymns Latin hymns in medieval Sweden have been more thoroughly researched than in other Scandinavian countries. An edition of 129 surviving Swedish melodies, with commentary, together with 60 photographs of medieval Swedish hymn sources may be found in Moberg and Nilsson (1991). The texts were edited in Moberg (1947). Sweden came under the influence of north-west European missionaries in the 11th century, and had contacts with central European Christians in later centuries, both of whom shaped the hymns adopted and the melodies used. The religious orders, with their independent liturgical traditions, were also widely influential in Sweden, particularly the Swedish Brigittine...

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