Singing Hymns In Canon

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

One way of singing hymns creatively involves singing in canon. This article defines what a canon is and how it can be used to foster imaginative congregational singing.

Canons are now appearing frequently in the new hymnals and materials related to congregational singing. There is a resurgence of interest in this age-old system of organizing part-singing. The canonic principle has been a part of our musical tradition for over 700 years, and most of us have had experience performing and...


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