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Psalmen - en väg till enkelhet och skönhet. En studie av psalmers betydelse idag

Birgersson, Christina (2006)
Malmö Academy of Music
Abstract
Title: Hymns - a way to simplicity and beauty. The purpose of this paper is to study what makes hymns appreciated. In a questionnaire, 42 individuals responded to questions concerning lyrics, music, the hymn as a whole, their personal relationship to hymns and their church commitment. They also stated their gender and age. My aim has been to discover whether there are similarities and differences in the given responses and to study the influence of church connections and gender. The main result shows that simplicity, beauty and quietude are reasons why a hymn is appreciated, disregarding church connection and gender. A major difference is that those with a church connection speak more explicitly of message than the other group that points... (More)
Title: Hymns - a way to simplicity and beauty. The purpose of this paper is to study what makes hymns appreciated. In a questionnaire, 42 individuals responded to questions concerning lyrics, music, the hymn as a whole, their personal relationship to hymns and their church commitment. They also stated their gender and age. My aim has been to discover whether there are similarities and differences in the given responses and to study the influence of church connections and gender. The main result shows that simplicity, beauty and quietude are reasons why a hymn is appreciated, disregarding church connection and gender. A major difference is that those with a church connection speak more explicitly of message than the other group that points out meaning and hope. From a gender perspective, the women stress emotions, memories and totality while the men emphasize message and joy. (Less)
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author
Birgersson, Christina
supervisor
organization
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
beauty, skönhet, hymns, psalmer, reception, appreciation, mottagande, Musicology, Musikvetenskap, Pedagogy and didactics, Pedagogik, didaktik
language
Swedish
id
1321595
date added to LUP
2007-05-23
date last changed
2007-05-23
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  abstract     = {Title: Hymns - a way to simplicity and beauty. The purpose of this paper is to study what makes hymns appreciated. In a questionnaire, 42 individuals responded to questions concerning lyrics, music, the hymn as a whole, their personal relationship to hymns and their church commitment. They also stated their gender and age. My aim has been to discover whether there are similarities and differences in the given responses and to study the influence of church connections and gender. The main result shows that simplicity, beauty and quietude are reasons why a hymn is appreciated, disregarding church connection and gender. A major difference is that those with a church connection speak more explicitly of message than the other group that points out meaning and hope. From a gender perspective, the women stress emotions, memories and totality while the men emphasize message and joy.},
  author       = {Birgersson, Christina},
  keyword      = {beauty,skönhet,hymns,psalmer,reception,appreciation,mottagande,Musicology,Musikvetenskap,Pedagogy and didactics,Pedagogik, didaktik},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Psalmen - en väg till enkelhet och skönhet. En studie av psalmers betydelse idag},
  year         = {2006},
}