Standing Commission on Church Music. Records

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Standing Commission on Church Music. Records


  • 1952-1987 (bulk 1962-1981) (Creation)


.6 cu.ft. (1 box)

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The Joint Commission on Church Music (JCCM) was appointed by the 1919 General Convention. In 1973, the Joint Commission was re-established as a Standing Commission. The newly formed Standing Commission on Church Music served the Church in all matters pertaining to music, and provided a link between professional church musicians and diocesan music commissions, assisting individual dioceses with courses and conferences on church music, and collecting and collating material for future revisions of the Hymnal.

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The records include detailed meeting minutes, budgets, and other administrative files, many of which document the preparation and publishing of The Hymnal 1982. Commission projects, research, and liturgical resources illustrate influences on the Commission’s decision making. Bland Tucker and Massey Shepherd figure largely among a number of interesting papers, statements, and Commission publications and publicity files. The Chilton Powell Institute program on the preparation of services in the Proposed Book of Common Prayer are documented. General correspondence is found throughout the files, giving evidence of the diverse associations of the Commission to commentators, contributors, and musicians.


Administrative Files, 1962-1981
Projects, Research, and Resources, 1952-1987

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