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Medieval Music: Composers and Early Famous Hymns

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I have to write about medieval music.
My topic is about Hymns. I'm completely stuck because
I don't know where to start. I don't know what the famous
hymns I can choose to write about.

Please give me suggestions about which hymn or group of hymns
by specific composer and possible outline I can think about
in the essay? I need a good suggestion of the format of the outline.

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One particular book, written by Isaac Watts (1674-1748) and called Watts Psalms and Hymns and Bibles, was so popular that "Dr. Watts" became a term used to describe any hymn, whether or not it was composed by Watts. In 1801 a church minister named Richard Allen (1760-1831) published a collection of hymns for the use of his ...