A Summer Musical Celebration: An Exhibit in Honor of the Organ Historical Society Convention and the Hymn Society Conference
July 23–August 31, 2019
Online Exhibition


Introduction

This exhibition celebrates two significant musical organizations meeting in Dallas and at Southern Methodist University this summer: the 2019 Organ Historical Society Convention and the 2019 Hymn Society in the United States and Canada Conference. The twenty-two selections from Bridwell Library Special Collections comprise manuscripts and rare books produced between the twelfth and the late eighteenth centuries. Among those are four hybrid works that combine manuscript and printed materials in a variety of ways within each individual volume. In highlighting these musical items, Bridwell Library hopes that society members will be informed, engaged, and inspired by this selection of musical offerings.