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Alleluia (Duncan)

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Alleluia! Alleluia!
Alleluia! Alleluia!

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Scripture References

Further Reflections on Scripture References

This word, as a call to praise God, is found often in the Psalms (see Psalms 103-106) but most notably in Psalms 146 – 150.

Confessions and Statements of Faith References

Further Reflections on Confessions and Statements of Faith References

Sometimes the soul of the Christian needs to cry out exuberantly with joy, thanks, and adoration, even without identifying the reasons for such praise and adoration. Moreover, Christians who gather corporately find it fitting to do so as the grateful body of Christ. The Confessions of the church recognize this natural expression. Belgic Confession, Article 1 sees God as the “overflowing source of all good,” and such a realization deserves an “Alleluia!” Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 1, Question and Answer 2 is a reminder that living in the joy of our comfort involves a spirit of thanks for his deliverance. In the same spirit, Our World Belongs to God, paragraph 2 exclaims, “God is King: Let the earth be glad! Christ is victor: his rule has begun! The Spirit is at work: creation is renewed!” and then as a natural response cries: “Hallelujah! Praise the Lord!”

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Alleluia (Duncan)

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Norah Duncan IV is Associate Chair and Associate Professor of Music at Wayne State University. He is also the Area Coordinator for Organ Performance. Additionally, he directs the WSU Concert Chorale and coordinates many of the choral concerts presented by the Department of Music.

Duncan received an undergraduate degree (English Literature) from the University of Detroit, a Master of Fine Arts degree (Organ Performance) from Wayne State University, and a Doctor of Musical Arts (Church Music/Organ Performance) degree from the University of Michigan.
 
Norah Duncan IV is a multi-faceted musician. As an organist, he has performed extensively in both the United States and Europe. Recently, he presented organ recitals in Trier, Germany and Sydney, Australia. As a liturgical musician, he has been music director for the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament for over 26 years, both planning and directing music for both major Archdiocesan liturgies and local parish celebrations. He is the second longest serving Roman Catholic cathedral musician in the country. Among his greatest achievements as a liturgical musician was as director of music for the historic visit of Pope John Paul II to Detroit in 1987. With the Benedictine Monastery in Solesmes, France, Norah established the Gregorian Institute of Detroit for the study of Gregorian chant. He has presented papers on liturgical music at international congresses, clinics and workshops in Rome, Dublin, and for the Diocese of Engu and the Archdiocese of Abuja, in Nigeria.
 
As a consultant, he has been on the editorial review board for Oregon Catholic Press, and was a member of the music review committee for the revision of Lead Me, Guide Me, the African American Catholic Hymnal. He is also a member of the Education Board of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. As a choral director, Norah has presented major concerts under the Cathedral Cultural Series with the Archdiocesan Chorus, and has collaborated in concerts with the Wayne State University choral ensembles, the Brazeal Dennard Chorale ensembles and the Detroit Symphony Civic Orchestra. In both 2004 and 2005, he directed the Michigan Youth Choral Ensemble in Carnegie Hall in New York City. Duncan is the recipient of the Award for Excellence for Musical Direction from the American College Theater Festival, Washington, DC, the Sr. Thea Bowman Award of the Archdiocese of Detroit, the Spirit of Detroit Award, the Mother Teresa Duchemin Award for exemplary community service, and this year was the first recipient of the "Changing Lives Through Music" Award presented to him by Anne Parsons, President of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.
— Wayne State Faculty Bio (http://music.wayne.edu/profile.php?id=107)

Norah Duncan IV is Associate Chair and Associate Professor of Music at Wayne State University. He is also the Area Coordinator for Organ Performance. Additionally, he directs the WSU Concert Chorale and coordinates many of the choral concerts presented by the Department of Music.

Duncan received an undergraduate degree (English Literature) from the University of Detroit, a Master of Fine Arts degree (Organ Performance) from Wayne State University, and a Doctor of Musical Arts (Church Music/Organ Performance) degree from the University of Michigan.
 
Norah Duncan IV is a multi-faceted musician. As an organist, he has performed extensively in both the United States and Europe. Recently, he presented organ recitals in Trier, Germany and Sydney, Australia. As a liturgical musician, he has been music director for the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament for over 26 years, both planning and directing music for both major Archdiocesan liturgies and local parish celebrations. He is the second longest serving Roman Catholic cathedral musician in the country. Among his greatest achievements as a liturgical musician was as director of music for the historic visit of Pope John Paul II to Detroit in 1987. With the Benedictine Monastery in Solesmes, France, Norah established the Gregorian Institute of Detroit for the study of Gregorian chant. He has presented papers on liturgical music at international congresses, clinics and workshops in Rome, Dublin, and for the Diocese of Engu and the Archdiocese of Abuja, in Nigeria.
 
As a consultant, he has been on the editorial review board for Oregon Catholic Press, and was a member of the music review committee for the revision of Lead Me, Guide Me, the African American Catholic Hymnal. He is also a member of the Education Board of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. As a choral director, Norah has presented major concerts under the Cathedral Cultural Series with the Archdiocesan Chorus, and has collaborated in concerts with the Wayne State University choral ensembles, the Brazeal Dennard Chorale ensembles and the Detroit Symphony Civic Orchestra. In both 2004 and 2005, he directed the Michigan Youth Choral Ensemble in Carnegie Hall in New York City. Duncan is the recipient of the Award for Excellence for Musical Direction from the American College Theater Festival, Washington, DC, the Sr. Thea Bowman Award of the Archdiocese of Detroit, the Spirit of Detroit Award, the Mother Teresa Duchemin Award for exemplary community service, and this year was the first recipient of the "Changing Lives Through Music" Award presented to him by Anne Parsons, President of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.
— Wayne State Faculty Bio (http://music.wayne.edu/profile.php?id=107)
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Alleluia (Duncan)

Tune Information

Name
ALLELUIA DUNCAN
Key
D Major
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