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Anglican Chant Psalter, The (1987)

The Anglican Chant Psalter was edited by Alec Wyton under the supervision of the Standing Commission on Church Music. It was published by the Church Hymnal Corporation. It followed the Oxford Anglican Psalter (1949), which was largely the work of Ray Francis Brown of the General Theological Seminary. The Oxford Anglican Psalter was used from the time of its publication until the publication of the Book of Common Prayer (1979). The Anglican Chant Psalter (1987) follows Brown's principles in pointing the canticles and invitatory psalms. In The Anglican Chant Psalter, each psalm is given two chants. The first is intended for congregational use and the second for a trained choir. It has a section on "Performance Notes," and an index of composers. It is dedicated "To the memory of Ray Brown in gratitude for his great work at The General Theological Seminary and throughout the Church..."

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