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  • Nicholas Temperley. The Music of the English Parish Church. 2 vols. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1979.
  • A comprehensive study of Anglican parochial church music, including hymns and hymn singing up to 1965. Reprinted (with the new preface) 2006.
  • Nicholas Temperley and Charles G. Manns. Fuging Tunes in the Eighteenth Century. Detroit Studies in Music Bibliography, No. 49. Detroit: Information Coordinators, 1983.
  • A pilot study for the printed HTI.
  • Stanley Sadie, ed. The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians. 2nd edition. London: Macmillan, 2001.
  • Contains useful articles on "Hymn", "Psalms (Metrical)", "Psalmody", and the music of various Christian denominations such as Anglicanism, Methodism, Congregationalism, etc.
  • D. DeWitt Wasson. Hymntune Index and Related Materials. 3 vols. Langham, Maryland: Scarecrow press, 1998.
  • A valuable index of contemporary hymnals, specially useful for finding post-1820 tunes. The indexing method is different from ours, but is thoroughly explained in the introduction.

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