Articles about music/hymns from The Christian Science Publishing Society
The following list is a sample of some articles, previously published by the Publishing Society either in print or online, that will be of interest to those who are exploring the role of music in our church services and Sunday Schools. Please email Hymn-Submissions@csps.com with additional suggestions of articles that you have found particularly helpful on this subject.
By Fenella Bennetts
Christian Science Sentinel, February 20, 2011 pp. 6-7
Hymns of all faiths have always been a powerful means of placing trust in God and experiencing His grace and protection.
By Judy Huenneke
Christian Science Sentinel, February 20, 2011 pp. 8-9
An exploration of the Christian Science Founder’s love of hymns and their role in the culture of her time.
By Kim Shippey
Christian Science Sentinel, August 23, 2010, pp. 12-13
A profile of Julia Wade, soloist of The Mother Church, The First Church of Christ, Scientist.
By Peter B. Allen
The Christian Science Journal, January 2010, pp. 50-52
A general discussion of congregational hymn singing as well as a musical overview of the wide variety of hymns included in the new Supplement.
By Susan Mack
The Christian Science Journal, October 2009, pp. 56-57
The Composer discusses hymns, prayer, healing, and specifically writing the music for the Supplement Hymn 452 “O Thou unchanging Truth.”
The Christian Science Journal, September 2007, pp. 12-15.
A dialogue with musicians of the The Mother Church, Ed Starner, organist, and Julia Wade, soloist.
(One of a series of articles from The Mary Baker Eddy Library about various Manual By-Laws)
The Christian Science Journal, April 2009, pp 18-19
Live chat (December 13, 2005) with Peter Hodgson, a professor of Hymnology, takes about hymns, their use in our services, Mrs. Eddy’s hymns and more.
Read the transcript of the chat or scroll to the bottom of the transcript and listen to the audio replay of the chat
The Christian Science Journal, January 2003, pp. 42-45.
A conversation with Jennifer Foster who was soloist at The Mother Church when this was published.
The Christian Science Journal, October 2008, p. 18-24
“The many sounds of music: A conversation with composer, arranger, singer, and actor Desiree Goyette”
Christian Science Sentinel, March 29, 1999, pp. 17-18
Christian Science Sentinel, September 10, 2007, pp. 18-19
Article about Peter B. Allen and his experience recording hymn arrangements with the Warsaw Symphony Orchestra.
By Margaret Morrison
Christian Science Sentinel, April 9, 1932, pp 625-626
Introducing the newly revised Hymnal to the Field in 1932.
By Walter E. Young
Christian Science Sentinel, September 3, 1932, p. 3
Christian Science Sentinel, March 16, 1899, p. 12