Betty Pulkingham

Short Name: Betty Pulkingham
Full Name: Pulkingham, Betty
Birth Year: 1928
Death Year: 2019

Betty Carr Pulkingham was born in 1928 in Burlington, North Carolina. She received a B.S. in Music in 1949 from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro and she did graduate studies at the Eastman School of Music. She was Instructor of Music Theory at the University of Texas. In 1951, she married a seminarian Graham Pulkingham. They ministered together in various places in the U.S., England and Scotland; they were founding members of the Community of Celebration, an Anglican religious order. She travelled widely with "The Fisherfolk," an outreach music ministry connected with the Community of Celebration. Betty Pulkingham was a well known composer and arranger. She co-edited and published a number of songbooks and books on worship; and served on the Episcopal Church's Standing Commission on Church Music from 1988-1994. She and her husband returned to Burlington and then she later moved to Austin, Texas to live with family. She died in Austin, May 9, 2019 at the age of 90.

Dianne Shapiro, from Obituary ( (accessed 6-21-2019)

Texts by Betty Pulkingham (3)sort descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
Jesus, Lamb of God, have mercy on us (Pulkingham)Betty Pulkingham (Author)English2
[Knock, Knock]Betty Pulkingham (Composer)English2
Samuel, SamuelBetty Carr Pulkingham (Author)2

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