Chanting the Psalms

W M Page Esq, SSC, Edinburgh

The different practices of Psalm singing, in Scotland, England and in the Roman Catholic Church are contrasted.  Gregorian chanting does not seem to have had popular appeal.  Anglican chant is discussed and its limitations in practice noted.  However, new publications have appeared with revised pointing.  In Scotland, prose versions of the Psalms, using the Authorised Version, have now been provided.  This is based on trials over two years in St. Giles' Cathedral.  Anglican chant has become familiar through broadcast services and gramophone records.  The writer argues for more widespread use of chanting, by choirs in place of the anthem, by congregations, in schools and in family worship.

Volume 03 1930-31, p57
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