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
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


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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

Complete Mission Praise #30

Gather (3rd ed.) #524

Gather Comprehensive #443

Gather Comprehensive, Second Edition #462

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Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #240

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

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Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #402

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 #162

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

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