Hymnological workshop

The hymnological workshop offers links to data banks and material on hymns, hymn books and liturgical song which can be found online. It further offers the possibility of making available one’s own hymnological work in digital form.

Data banks

  • Gesangbuchbibliographie (Mainz). Die Datenbank enthält mehr als 28.000 deutschsprachige Gesangbuchtitel
  • Verzeichnis der im deutschen Sprachbereich erschienenen Drucke des 16. -18. Jahrhunderts: VD 16, VD17, VD 18
  • Gesangbücher in Württemberg (Württembergische Landesbibliothek Stuttgart)
  • Europeana (Europeana is a single access point to millions of books, paintings, films, museum objects and archival records that have been digitised throughout Europe.)
  • Oremus hymnal (online hymnal contains texts and MIDI files of tunes used in much of the English-speaking world, with particular emphasis on the Anglican tradition)
  • Melodiarium hymnologicum Bohemiae (a digital catalogue of the repertory of monophonic Latin, Czech, and German sacred song found in sources located in the Czech lands or imported into the Czech lands, from the earliest beginnings until the 18th century)
  • Hymnary.org: a comprehensive index of hymns and hymnals
  • Die christliche Liederdatenbank (vorwiegend freikirchliches Repertoire)
  • Charles Wesley’s published works online
  • Historisch-kritisches Liederlexikon (Deutsches Volksliedarchiv Freiburg)



Online catalogues


  • Bibliography Markus Jenny (1924-2001), 1967-1985 Präsident der IAH, 1997 Ehrenmitglied

Material on hymn singing, hymn books and liturgical song