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BETHEL PARK

BETHEL PARK

Composer: John Erickson (1984)
Published in 3 hymnals


Audio files: MIDI

Composer: John Erickson

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Tune Information

Title: BETHEL PARK
Composer: John Erickson (1984)
Meter: Irregular
Key: D Major
Copyright: © John Erickson

Texts

Gloria Patri

Glory to the Father, Glory to the Son

Glory to the Father,
Glory to the Son,
And to Thee, blest Spirit,
Whilst all ages run.

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Notes

John Erickson (b. Ottawa, IL, 1938) composed BETHEL PARK in 1984 for use at Christ United Methodist Church in Bethel Park, Pennsylvania, where he was organist and director of worship. Although the setting of the Gloria Patri at 635 is intended for part singing, BETHEL PARK is meant for unison voices. Sing the half-note rhythms crisply and use bright organ sounds for accompaniment.

Erickson was educated at the American Conservatory of Music in Chicago, Illinois, and at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. His choral music illustrates that he has been strongly influenced by the English tradition of cathedral music. He has served as music director in several churches and since 1982 has been organist and director of worship at Christ United Methodist Church.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook

Instances

Instances (1 - 3 of 3)
Text InfoTune InfoTextAudio

Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #636

The Covenant Hymnal #111

TextAudioPage Scan

The Worshiping Church #806

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