BENEDICTION (Lutkin)

Composer: Peter C. Lutkin

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Title: BENEDICTION (Lutkin)
Composer: Peter C. Lutkin (1900)
Meter: Irregular
Incipit: 55311 24355 3576
Key: C Major
Copyright: Public Domain

Notes

BENEDICTION was composed in 1900 by Peter Christian Lutkin (b. Thompsonville, WI, 1858; d. Evanston, IL, 1931). This music is more an anthem than a hymn; it was called a "Farewell Anthem with Sevenfold Amen." Without the original series of "Amens," the current setting is accessible to congregations. Choirs may still love to sing the entire anthem–or if the choir wishes to sing just the blessing, the congregation can respond with a simple "Amen" cadence. Sing this music with a sense that its text is divinely ordained in the manner of an authoritative proclamation. The song's inner parts require good leadership from the choir for well-executed congregational singing. The popularity of this song can be attributed in part to its use for many years at the end of the weekly radio broadcasts of the Back to God Hour, an international ministry of the Christian Reformed Church.

Orphaned at an early age, Lutkin was raised in Chicago and had his early musical training in the choir school of the St. James Episcopal Cathedral. He studied under prominent organ teachers in Chicago, continued his education in Europe (1881-1884), and earned a doctorate in music from Syracuse University in 1900. In Chicago he served as organist and choirmaster at St. Clements Episcopal Church (1884-1891) and St. James Cathedral (1891-1896) and taught music theory at the American Conservatory (1885-1895). Lutkin was one of the founders of the American Guild of Organists. He also established the Chicago North Shore Festivals and founded the Northwestern University School of Music, of which he was the first dean (1896-1920). At several different times Lutkin was president of the Music Teacher's National Association. A composer of organ and choral music, he served on the editorial committees for both the Methodist Hymnal (1905) and the Episcopal Hymnal (1918).

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook

Arrangements

Organ Solo

  • The Ultimate Organ Book: For Weddings, Funerals & the Church Year
    Composer/Editors Hal H. Hopson; Peter Christian Lutkin
    Published By: Hope Publishing Company (2007) pp. 80
  • World's Favorite Sacred Music for All Organs
    Composer/Editors Lawrence Grant; Peter Christian Lutkin
    Published By: Ashley Publications, Inc. (1970) pp. 72
  • The Chapel Hour Series Volume 2: Hymn Meditations for the Church Service and At Home Playing
    Composer/Editor Chester Nordman
    Published By: Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation (1969) pp. 32
  • 46 Sacred Songs For All Year: For All Organs
    Composer/Editor Anonymous
    Published By: Hansen Publications, Inc. (1961) pp. 46
  • Spinet Hymn Transcriptions: Registrated Specifically for Baldwin, Conn, Hammond, and Wurlitzer
    Composer/Editors Ellen Jane Lorenz; Howard Zettervall
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1960) pp. 26
  • Lorenz's Organ Album Volume Twenty-five: Three-Staff Voluntaries for the Church Organ
    Composer/Editor Ellen Jane Lorenz
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1957) pp. 43
  • The Cloister Album: For Wurlitzer Organs
    Composer/Editors Sam Keck; Peter Christian Lutkin
    Published By: Clayton F. Summy Co. (1955) pp. 42

Piano Solo

  • The Church Pianist Volume 24 Number 2 November December 2007: The Pianist's Companion for the Church Year
    Composer/Editors Gregg Sewell; Robert W. Thygerson
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2007) pp. 62
  • Creative Keyboard's Complete Church Pianist: Hymn Arrangements for Every Occasion
    Composer/Editor Gail Smith
    Published By: Creative Keyboard Publications (2000) pp. 116
  • Sacred Piano Transcriptions
    Composer/Editor Chester Nordman
    Published By: Shattinger International Publications (1967) pp. 148
  • Concert Hymn Transcriptions: For Piano
    Composer/Editor Chester Nordman
    Published By: Charles H. Hansen Music Corporation (1959) pp. 10
  • Concert Hymns: Transcriptions for Piano
    Composer/Editors Chester Nordman; Charles Hansen Education Music & Books
    Published By: Hansen Publications, Inc. (1959) pp. 10

Voices: Organ and Voice

  • Cavalcade of Hymns and Sacred Songs: All Organ Deluxe Album Over 100 Selected Titles
    Composer/Editor Anonymous
    Published By: California Music Press (1963) pp. 2

Voices: Vocal Solo

  • Hymns: 150 Beloved Hymns Piano / Vocal /Guitar

    Published By: Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation (2008) pp. 178
  • Hymns and Sacred Songs for All Organs: Hansen's All Organ Series No. 4

    Published By: Hansen Publications, Inc. (1961) pp. 28

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