Composer: Donald Fishel

Donald Fishel-- I studied at The University of Michigan School of Music under Nelson Hauenstein and Michael Stoune, graduating in 1972. I then embarked on a career in music publishing and began writing the Christian songs for which I am best known. My songs "Alleluia No. 1" and "The Light of Christ" can be found in the hymnals of the Episcopal, Lutheran, Methodist, and Roman Catholic Churches. In Michigan, I was the principal flutist with Dexter Community Orchestra. I served as principal flutist with Ann Arbor Civic Band from c. 2001 to 2006. I have played in musical theatre productions with Croswell Opera House (Adrian, Michigan); Chelsea Area Players; Tecumseh Youth Theatre; Salina Area Players; Ann Arbor Comic Opera Guild… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: Donald Fishel (1971)
Incipit: 55112 31123 44321 7
Key: E Major
Copyright: © 1973, International Liturgy Publications


CHURCH STREET has an ABA form with the A line being the antiphon or refrain. Also well known as ALLELUIA NO.1, CHURCH STREET is a simple but effective folk-like tune. Sing without pauses between the refrain and its stanzas. The setting is for harmony singing on the refrain and unison singing on the stanzas. See Hymnal 1982 for a setting in the key of E with descant and piano accompaniment. Try using this hymn as an acclamation with the gospel reading during the Easter season: each Sunday during that season sing the refrain, a different stanza, and the refrain again. Make sure organ accompaniment is light; other instruments such as guitar, piano, and flute also work well. --Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1988


Instances (1 - 39 of 39)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A New Hymnal for Colleges and Schools #18
Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #197
Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #31
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #170
Catholic Book of Worship III #383
Celebrating Grace Hymnal #196
Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #154
Common Praise (1998) #405
Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #136
Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #8
Gather (3rd ed.) #524
Gather Comprehensive #443
Gather Comprehensive, Second Edition #462
Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #240Text InfoAudio
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #178
Hymnal Supplement 1991 #746
Hymns for a Pilgrim People: a congregational hymnal #80
Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #s.03
Hymns of Promise: a large print songbook #178
Oramos Cantando = We Pray In Song #435
Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #106
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #402Text InfoTune InfoAudio
Renew! Songs & Hymns for Blended Worship #271
Sing and Rejoice!: new hymns for congregations #3
Sing With Me #129
Singing Our Faith: a hymnal for young Catholics #132
Singing the Faith #295
Songs for Life #173
The Celebration Hymnal: songs and hymns for worship #359
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #246
The United Methodist Hymnal #162Audio
The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement #14
The Worshiping Church #240
Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #390
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #179
With One Voice #671
Worship (3rd ed.) #441
Worship and Rejoice #291
찬송과 예배 = Chansong gwa yebae = Come, Let Us Worship: the Korean-English Presbyterian hymnal and service book #201
Include 1 pre-1979 instance
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