The music of Korean hymns with traditional musical elements An introduction

Park, Jungjoo
January 2011
Hymn: A Journal of Congregational Song;Winter2011, Vol. 62 Issue 1, p17
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the historical and cultural origin of the Korean hymns in "The New Hymnal" of South Korean Protestants. It says that the Protestant churches in Korea were first established with the help of Protestant missionaries from the West, and gained momentum during the Korea Great Awakening in 1907. It states that the singing of hymns in their churches was also introduced to them by western missionaries. Information on the musical aspects of several Korean hymns is also discussed.


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