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The Hymn Tune Index (HTI) is an amazing new reference tool. There has never been anything quite like it.

You can look up any hymn tune in it—all you need to know is the first few notes. The HTI will tell you about the origin and early history of the tune, including the likely composer, where and when it was first printed, the hymn texts that were used with it, the names it was given, and the different versions and settings.

 The HTI is available in print, published in four volumes by Oxford University Press. Full title:

  • Temperley, Nicholas, assisted by Charles G. Manns and Joseph Herl. The Hymn Tune Index: A Census of English-Language Hymn Tunes in Printed Sources from 1535 to 1820. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1997.
  • find out how HTI works.

    find out what hymn tunes are covered in the HTI.

    find out about the authors.

    find out how to get access to the HTI.


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