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Articles by H. B. Hannum

Principles of Hymn Choice—No. 1 (November 1939)

Hymns and hymn tunes, gospel songs, and other types of music used in the work of the church are often criticized. Why this difference of opinion?

Instrumental Music in Church (June 1939)

To worship and glorify God should always be the objective of the musical parts of the church service.

Technical Features of Hymnal (November 1941)

Our monthly music column looks at the technical features of the hymnal.

The Canons of Sacred Music (September 1941)

What are the canons, or laws, of sacred music which should govern our choice of sacred music ?

Sabbath Vesper Programs (September 1942)

The monthly music column.

Organ or Piano—Which? (December 1943)

The monthly music of the message column.

Music at Church Weddings (June 1943)

A wedding is a happy time for the bridal couple. When this climax to the period of courtship is reached and the solemn vows of marriage are to be taken, the ceremony, if per­formed in a church, should be in harmony with the church atmosphere.

Music of the Vesper Hour (July 1949)

The power and influence of music in the program of the church is greater than we sometimes realize. There is no doubt about the good influence that carefully selected religious music has upon the Christian in developing taste and sensitivity to the beautiful expres­sions in art.

Twelve Great Hymns (December 1959)

The monthly church music column.

A Revival in Church Music (January 1963)

Our monthly music in worship feature.

Silence! (November 1964)

Against the continual bombardment of the ears.

Truth Beauty Goodness (August 1964)

Our monthly music column.

Choosing the Right Music (May 1965)

What kind of music should we as Christians enjoy?

The Humble Hymn (February 1961)

The playing of hymns on either the organ or the piano is no insignificant matter. Too often the musician neglects his education in the truly effective playing of hymns.

Music and Religious Experience (September 1960)

The Seventh-day Adventist church is an evangelical church, believing that its prime objective is the proclaiming of the gospel in the world and the winning of souls to the kingdom of God. This means that our music should be evangelical in its objective. But evangelical suggests different meanings to various peo­ple. It is a word that embraces many kinds of missionary work and many kinds of mu­sic.

Mediocrity in Sacred Music (June 1960)

There is an increasing number of young people in the church who are longing to be fed by a better class of music than is some­times used. In music as in all other things we should be eager to learn and to use the very best.

Secular Tunes in Church (February 1975)

A number of devotional tunes now contained in the best collections in Europe and America are known to have had a secular origin.

Principles of Hymn Choice—No. 2 (December 1939)

Let us now consider some of the govern­ing principles of aesthetics, so important in the evaluating of hymn tunes, and the basic laws of beauty as seen in operation in various tunes.

Music as an Act of Worship (March 1936)

The subjects usually considered of first importance to the ministerial student in our schools are the various lines of English, Bible, a knowledge of Greek and Hebrew, public speaking, methods in pastoral work, and kin­dred studies. It is imperative that the minis­ter specialize in these important studies, as he can never become too mighty in the Scriptures and in personal evangelism.

Church Music (December 1932)

Distinguishing secular and religious music.

The Secular in Religious Music (November 1931)

Help in understanding the qualities and essentials of sacred music.

Music and the Message (March 1930)

Who can compute the mystic power of music? Who can measure the influence it exerts for weal or woe?
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