Robert G. McCutchan

Short Name: Robert G. McCutchan
Full Name: McCutchan, Robert Guy, 1877-1958
Birth Year: 1877
Death Year: 1958

A noted hymnologist, McCutchan studied at Park College, Parkville, Missouri, and Simpson College, Indianola, Iowa (BM 1904). He went on to teach voice at Baker University in Baldwin, Kansas, and founded the conservatory of music there in 1910. After further study in Germany and France, in 1911 he became dean of music at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, serving there 26 years. He helped compile the Methodist Hymnal in 1936. His works include:

Better Music in Our Churches, 1925
Music in Worship, 1927
American Junior and Church School Hymnal, 1928
The Deluge of New Hymnals (reprint from M.T.N.A. Proceedings, 1933)
American Church Music Composers of the Early Nineteenth Century, Church History, September 1933
The Congregation’s Part in the Office of Music Worship (Northwestern University, 1934)
Our Hymnody (New York: The Methodist Book Concern, 1937)
Aldersgate, 1738-1938, 1938
Hymns in the Lives of Men (New York: Abingdon-Cokesbury Press, 1943)
Hymns of the American Frontier, 1950
Hymn Tune Names: Their Sources and Significance, 1957

Erickson, pp. 341-42
Hughes, p. 478
Hustad, pp. 284-85
McCutchan, p. 33

--, 03 July 2014.

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