Hymn Tune

   The melody of a hymn, as distinct from an accompanying text, title, first line, or harmonization, and identified by an italicized or capitalized name that often reflects something of the tune’s origin. "Proper" tunes have a fixed text; "common" tunes are applied to other texts in the same meter.
   See also Contrafactum.

Historical dictionary of sacred music. . 2006.

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  • Hymn — For other uses, see Hymn (disambiguation). A hymn is a type of song, usually religious, specifically written for the purpose of praise, adoration or prayer, and typically addressed to a deity or deities, or to a prominent figure or… …   Wikipedia

  • Hymn —    A devotional song. The term, of obscure Greek origin, refers to repertories in every major religion that have the following characteristics:    • Texts are sacred but non scriptural strophic poetry.    • The melodies, through elements of… …   Historical dictionary of sacred music

  • tune — tune1 S3 [tju:n US tu:n] n [Date: 1300 1400; Origin: tone] 1.) a series of musical notes that are played or sung and are nice to listen to = ↑melody ▪ Sam was humming a little tune . ▪ a hymn tune ▪ The song is sung to the tune of Colonel Bogey …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • hymn — n 1. psalm, paean, alleluia, hallelujah, gloria, doxology, spiritual, religious song, hymn tune, Eccles. cantus firmus; chant, plainsong, plainchant, Gregorian chant, Eccles. antiphon, Eccles. responsory, Eccles. offertory, Eccles. introit;… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • hymn — Synonyms and related words: Agnus Dei, Benedicite, Gloria, Gloria Patri, Gloria in Excelsis, Introit, Magnificat, Miserere, Negro spiritual, Nunc Dimittis, Te Deum, Trisagion, Vedic hymn, acknowledgment, alleluia, answer, anthem, antiphon,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • tune — [to͞on, tyo͞on] n. [ME, var. of tone, TONE] 1. Obs. a sound or tone 2. a) a succession of musical tones forming a rhythmic, catchy whole; melody; air b) a musical setting of a hymn, psalm, poem, etc. 3. the condition of having correct musical… …   English World dictionary

  • hymn — hymner /him euhr, neuhr/, n. hymnlike, adj. /him/, n. 1. a song or ode in praise or honor of God, a deity, a nation, etc. 2. something resembling this, as a speech, essay, or book in praise of someone or something. v.t. 3. to praise or celebrate… …   Universalium

  • tune — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ little ▪ He hummed a little tune as he washed the dishes. ▪ good, great, nice ▪ happy, jaunty …   Collocations dictionary

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