An interesting book is 'The Choral Revival in the Anglican Church' by Bernarr [sic] Rainbow, Boydell Press, which charts the introduction of chanting the psalms quite well.
I find the main trouble about churh music is the division between City Churches (London, Leeds, Norwich etc) and villages. The small town of a popultion of say 7-10,000, such as the one I live in, is ignored. I suspect it would take a long study of local newspapers to make any real assessment of these places.
Tate & Brady would have gone out of use when a church began chanting canticles and prose psalms, and facts about the spread of chanting seem the best guide on the end of T & B. Much information about ... more
Re: Temperley has much information Anonymous,Tue Apr 5 7:55pm
I agree, Anne, about the problems of generalising when we have to deal with churches ranging in size from those in large towns, small towns and villages. But it`s the churches that were large enough... more