Wednesday, March 13, 2013. 3:15 - 4:30 pm

The setting of Asian hymns in recent American hymnals by Swee Hong Lim
by Dr. Swee Hong Lim,  (Deer Park Assistant Professor of Sacred Music
Director of Master of Sacred Music, Emmanuel College)


This examination of the place of Asian hymns in US-based hymnals published in the last few years will include a discussion of the trends of hymn selection and an exploration of implications, such as the relationship between the lingua franca of the United States and the ethnic language of the hymns, and the lack of representation of certain ethnic groups.