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Processional hymn

A processional hymn is a voluntary.[2]

The genre first appears in the early Middle Ages, and is a distinct genre from breviary hymns, often containing a refrain. With its longer cathedrals and churches, England was particularly rich in these and several are to be found in the Sarum Processional.[3]

In The English Hymnal nos. 613 to 640 are described as "Processional" and nos. 641 to 646 are "Suitable for use in procession". The processional hymns include "Of the Father's Heart Begotten" (Corde natus ex parentis, by Prudentius), "Ride On, Ride On in Majesty!"(by H. H. Milman), "Hail thee, Festival Day!" (Salve, festa dies, by Venantius Fortunatus) and "Jerusalem, my happy home" (by F.B.P. c. 1580).[4]

See Also

Recessional hymn

External links

  • The dictionary definition of processional at Wiktionary

References

  1. ^ Winfred Douglas, The Hale Lectures - Church Music in History and Practice Studies in the Praise of God, (Read Books, 2008) ISBN 978-1-4437-3063-1 pp.176-178
  2. ^ Richard J. Mouw, Mark A. Noll, Wonderful words of life: hymns in American Protestant history and theology (Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 2004) ISBN 978-0-8028-2160-7, p.158
  3. ^ Charles Herbermann (ed.) Processional hymn in the Catholic Encyclopedia, (Robert Appleton Company, 1913)
  4. ^ The English Hymnal; with tunes. London: Henry Frowde, 1907; pp. 790-837


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