The Chorale Book for England

The Chorale Book for England (1863). The Chorale Book for England was published in London in 1863. It was compiled and edited from the repertoires of the Lutheran, Roman Catholic and other churches by the musical editors, William Sterndale Bennett* and Otto Goldschmidt*, for use in the Church of England. Many of the texts were taken from Lyra Germanica translated by Catherine Winkworth*; though, in order to meet the needs of the Anglican liturgy, a substantial proportion of fresh material (though not of English origin) was also introduced. The editors provided an elaborate historical introduction to the volume in order to explain and promulgate the merits of earlier German hymnody from the...

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