CHEREPONI

Adapter: Tom Colvin

Thomas Stevenson Colvin (Tom), Church of Scotland missionary in Malawi and Ghana, was born in Glasgow on 16 April 1925. He attended the Royal Technical College, Glasgow (now Strathclyde University) where he was chairman of the Student Christian Movement and from where he graduated B.Sc. in 1945. After a period with the Royal Engineers in Burma and Singapore, Colvin returned to Scotland in 1948 to become student assistant minister at Fallin Parish Church in Stirling. Later in the same year he began a three year course in divinity at Trinity College, Glasgow, was again an active member of student bodies, and held the post of president of the SCM. He spent a year after leaving Glasgow as the Travelling Secretary of the SCM, then between 1952 a… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Adapter: Tom Colvin (1963)
Place of Origin: Ghana
Meter: 7.7.9 with refrain
Incipit: 34554 34234 4323
Key: D Major
Source: Ghana folk song
Copyright: © 1969 Hope Publishing Co.
Article: Hymn Performance: "I-to Loh Isn't There" by Eileen M. Johnson (from The Hymn)

Notes

CHEREPONI was originally a traditional Ghanaian love song. Colvin named the tune after the village in which he first heard it and in which he wrote his text. The traditional African performance for melodies like CHEREPONI involves a leader and a group as well as various percussion instruments and clapping. Such a practice can easily be implemented in congregations that have one or several soloists or a choir. If you have drummers in your church, have them improvise some ostinato rhythms on drums and/ or tambourines. Because this is a perpetual energy kind of song, make sure that there are no rhythmic pauses between the refrain and the stanzas. The hymnal harmony was prepared by Jane Marshall (b. Dallas, TX, 1924) for Colvin's collection Fill Us with Your Love (1983). A graduate of Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Marshall taught music theory at Southern Methodist's School of Music (1968-1975) and church music at the Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist (1975-1986). She was a church musician at several Presbyterian and United Methodist congregations in the Dallas area. Active in the American Guild of Organists, the Choristers Guild, and the American Choral Directors Association, Marshall has been honored for her leadership roles in the musical life of the United Methodist and the Southern Baptist denominations. She has composed many anthems, contributed to numerous choral collections, and published a number of hymn tunes. --Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1988

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