"'Children in the Eucharist' formerly titled 'Children in the Parish Eucharist' [and published in 1987] is intended to help the Church honor, respect, and accept our children and their ministries as they, like adults, live into the Baptismal Covenant, specifically so at the altar. Children very rarely have a sense of belonging to the Christian community at worship because those who plan the Liturgy and those who furnish the liturgical space rarely think of children. The Holy Eucharist is indeed the liturgy of the baptized and 'the principal act of Christian worship on the Lord's Day and other Feasts,' and as such all baptized Christians, regardless of age, should be present and take their place as full participants at the Lord's Table. .... 'Children in the Eucharist' is for persons who honestly accept children as humans and as people of God, for those who take Christian community seriously, and for those who are struggling with the presence of children in our midst". -- Intro.
Contents divided into three main sections: Introduction dated The Episcopal Church Center, New York, New York, The Feast of the Epiphany 1990 / Howard K. Williams, Coordinator, Children's Ministries -- Section One: Reflection Papers -- Section Two: Guidelines for Including Children in the Worshipping Community -- Section Three: Aids for Further Exploration of Children and the Eucharist.
Contents of Section One: Reflection Papers: Children's Involvement in the Liturgy : History and Implications / Joseph P. Russell -- The Nature of Liturgy / Leonel L. Mitchell -- Liturgy as Language / Richard A. Bower -- The Language of Spirituality and Communication in Childhood / Toinette M. Eugene -- Discussion Starters: A Chance for Your Reaction.
Section Two: Guidelines: Preparing the Congregation for Liturgy -- Planning the Liturgy -- Creating the Worship Environment -- Children and Hymns / Elizabeth Morris Downie -- Index of Children's Hymns -- Step-by-Step Through the Eucharist, From Home to Church: The Gathering / Leonel L. Mitchell.
Contents of Section Three: Aids for Further Exploration: Children in the Eucharist: A Workshop on Issues, Implications, and Strategies for the Congregation or Diocese -- Historical Summary of Children's Place in the Eucharist: A Timeline -- The Difficulties, Dynamics, and Discoveries of Instituting Change in the Congregation's Liturgy -- Selected List of Resources.
"Errata and corrigenda in `The Hymnal 1982 Companion, Volumes One and Three A and Three B" (8 p.) inserted in vol. 1.
v. 1 Added title on cover and spine: Essays on Church Music.
"Volume I contains essays on hymnody with reference to `The Hymnal 1982' and the worship of the Episcopal Church. Volume II contains essays on the service music in `The Hymnal' and biographies of the authors, translators, composers and editors represented. Volumes III A & B contain essays on each hymn". -- inside front jacket blurb.
Volumes 1 and 2 also catalogued separately for content analysis purposes.
Contents of v. 1 divided into five main sections: 1: Introductory Essays -- 2: The Hymnal 1982 and the Liturgies of the Book of Common Prayer -- 3: Service Music -- 4: Distinctive Hymn Forms -- 5: A Historical Survey of Christian Hymnody in the United States and Canada.
Contents: Preface / Raymond F. Glover -- List of Figures -- Abbreviations -- What is Congregational Song ? / Raymond F. Glover -- The Spirituality of Anglican Hymnody: A Twentieth-Century American Perspective / Carl P. Daw, Jr. Popular Religious Song / Carol Doran -- Cultural Diversity / Horace Clarence Boyer -- Accompaniment and Leadership of Congregational Song / Carol Doran -- The Publication of the Hymnal of the Episcopal Church / Leonard L. Ellinwood and Charles G. Manns -- The Creation of The Hymnal 1982 / Raymond F. Glover -- The Daily Office / Leonel L. Mitchell -- The Great Litany / Leonel L. Mitchell -- Proper Liturgies for Special Days / Leonel L. Mitchell -- The Great Vigil of Easter / Marion J. Hatchett -- Holy Baptism / Marion J. Hatchett -- The Holy Eucharist / Marion J. Hatchett -- Pastoral Offices / Charles P. Price -- Episcopal Services / Louis Weil -- Two Hundred Years of Service Music in Episcopal Hymnals / James H. Litton -- A Survey of Service Music in The Hymnal 1982 / Elizabeth Morris Downie -- The Development of Plainchant to the Counter Reformation / Keith A. Falconer -- Plainchant Adaptation in England / Robin A. Leaver -- Charles Winfred Douglas and Adaptation of Plainsong to English Words in the United States / Bruce E. Ford -- Harmonized Chant / Ruth M. Wilson -- Rhythmic Interpretation of Chant / R. John Blackley -- Contemporary Use of Chant / Richard Proulx and Raymond F. Glover -- The Office Hymn / Tom R. Ward -- The Carol / Alan Luff -- German Church Song / Carl Schalk -- The Welsh Hymn Tune / Alan Luff -- English Metrical Psalmody / Robin A. Leaver -- The Tunes of Congregational Song in Britain from the Reformation to 1750 / Nicholas Temperley -- British Hymnody from the Sixteenth Through the Eighteenth Centuries / Robin A Leaver -- Psalmody in America to the Civil War / Charles G. Manns -- British Hymnody in the Nineteenth Century / Robin A. Leaver -- Hymnody in the United States from the Civil War to World War I (1860-1916) / Paul Westermeyer -- British Hymnody / Robin A. Leaver -- Protestant Hymn-Singing in the United States, 1916-1943: Affirming an Ecumenical Heritage / David Farr -- British Hymnody Since 1950 / Robin A. Leaver -- Hymnody in the United States Since 1950 / Russell Schulz-Widmar --Appendix A: A Philosophy for Hymnal Revision as adopted in early 1981 by the Standing Commission on Church Music -- Appendix B: A Checklist of Music Publications for the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States to 1940 / Charles G. Manns -- Glossary -- Bibliography for Further Study -- General Index.