EARTH AND ALL STARS (Johnson)

Composer: David N. Johnson

David Johnson (b. San Antonio, TX, 1922; d. Phoenix, AZ, 1987), former music department chairman at St. Olaf College, composed EARTH AND ALL STARS and published it in his Twelve Folksongs and Spirituals (1968). Johnson studied at Trinity, University, San Antonio, Texas, and received his master's and doctoral degrees in music from Syracuse University, New York. In addition to St. Olaf, he taught at Syracuse University; Alfred University, Alfred, New York; and Arizona State University. Johnson was organist at Syracuse University and organist and choir director at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Phoenix. His publications include Instruction Book for Beginning Organists and Organ Teacher's Guide; his compositions number over three hundred and in… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: EARTH AND ALL STARS (Johnson)
Composer: David N. Johnson (1968)
Meter: 4.5.7 D with refrain
Incipit: 15613 17665 11132
Key: A♭ Major
Copyright: © 1968 Augsburg Publishing House.

Notes

David Johnson (b. San Antonio, TX, 1922; d. Phoenix, AZ, 1987), former music department chairman at St. Olaf College, composed EARTH AND ALL STARS and published it in his Twelve Folksongs and Spirituals (1968). Johnson studied at Trinity, University, San Antonio, Texas, and received his master's and doctoral degrees in music from Syracuse University, New York. In addition to St. Olaf, he taught at Syracuse University; Alfred University, Alfred, New York; and Arizona State University. Johnson was organist at Syracuse University and organist and choir director at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Phoenix. His publications include Instruction Book for Beginning Organists and Organ Teacher's Guide; his compositions number over three hundred and include hymn tunes, varied harmonizations, and hymn preludes.

The tune, distinguished by its use of melismas, is intended for unison singing. Dale Grotenhuis (PHH 4) prepared the harmonization in 1984. Try assigning various stanzas to different groups, but have the entire group sing the refrain. Each stanza should also be divided in half and assigned to smaller groups. Then each group would conclude with "Sing to the Lord a new song," but the entire congregation would still sing the refrain. Some may want to sing the refrain only after the final stanza. Use strong, briskly energetic accompaniment.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1988

Arrangements

Harmonizations, Introductions, Descants, Intonations

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    Composer/Editors Norma Aamodt-Nelson; Marissa Bauck; Aaron David Miller
    Published By: Augsburg Fortress (2008) pp. 377
  • Introductions and Alternate Accompaniments for Organ Volume 8: Evangelical Lutheran Worship, Hymns 705 - 754
    Composer/Editors Norma Aamodt-Nelson; Marissa Bauck; Wayne L. Wold
    Published By: Augsburg Fortress (2008) pp. 731
  • Introductions and Alternate Accompaniments for Piano Volume 3: Evangelical Lutheran Worship, Hymns 361 - 441
    Composer/Editors Norma Aamodt-Nelson; Marissa Bauck; Nancy Raabe
    Published By: Augsburg Fortress (2008) pp. 377
  • Introductions and Alternate Accompaniments for Piano Volume 8: Evangelical Lutheran Worship, Hymns 705 - 754
    Composer/Editors Norma Aamodt-Nelson; Marissa Bauck; Nancy Raabe
    Published By: Augsburg Fortress (2008) pp. 731
  • Introductions, Harmonizations, Accompaniments, Interpretations Volume 3: Settings by Jeffrey Blersch
    Composer/Editor Jeffrey N. Blersch
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (2006) pp. 10
  • Pull Out the Stops! Volume II: Congregational Song Accompaniments for Organ
    Composer/Editors Norma Aamodt-Nelson; Mark Weiler; Jonathan Reuss; Keith Kolander
    Published By: Augsburg Fortress (2001) pp. 55
  • Let It Rip! At the Piano: Congregational Song Accompaniments
    Composer/Editors Norma Aamodt-Nelson; Eric Vollen
    Published By: Augsburg Fortress (2000) pp. 52
  • Ten Hymn Intonations: For Organ
    Composer/Editor David Angerman
    Published By: Harold Flammer Music Publishers Incorporated (1999) pp. 3
  • Ten Hymn Introductions
    Composer/Editor Michael A. Burkhardt
    Published By: MorningStar Music Publishers, Inc. (1996) pp. 2
  • The Concordia Hymn Prelude Series Volume 23: General: Die helle - Eben
    Composer/Editors Herbert Gotsch; Wilbur C. Held
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (1983) pp. 41

Organ Solo

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    Composer/Editor Robert A. Hobby
    Published By: Augsburg Fortress (2014) pp. 4
  • 5 Preludes on Jesus, the Savior: Hymn Tune Innovations
    Composer/Editor Benjamin M. Culli
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (2013) pp. 8
  • Hymn Prelude Library Volume Three Tunes DE: Lutheran Service Book
    Composer/Editors Kevin J. Hildebrand; Harald Rohlig
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (2013) pp. 84, 86
  • Hymn Tune Innovations: 5 Preludes on Jesus, the Savior
    Composer/Editor Benjamin M. Culli
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (2013) pp. 8
  • Oh, That I Had a Thousand Voices: Settings for Organ
    Composer/Editor Paul W. Hofreiter
    Published By: Augsburg Fortress (2008) pp. 8
  • The Master Organ Works of Jan Bender Volume 1: Chorale Preludes for Organ or Piano
    Composer/Editors Jan Bender; David Fienen
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (2005) pp. 16
  • Grace Notes XI
    Composer/Editor Timothy Albrecht
    Published By: Augsburg Fortress (2004) pp. 12
  • Augsburg Organ Library Autumn
    Composer/Editors Norma Aamodt-Nelson; Wayne L. Wold
    Published By: Augsburg Fortress (2003) pp. 30
  • Augsburg Organ Library Easter
    Composer/Editors Norma Aamodt-Nelson; Keith Kolander
    Published By: Augsburg Fortress (2000) pp. 49
  • With High Delight: Seven Preludes of Praise for Organ
    Composer/Editor John Leavitt
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (2000) pp. 14
  • Ten Hymn Intonations: For Organ
    Composer/Editor David Angerman
    Published By: Harold Flammer Music Publishers Incorporated (1999) pp. 3
  • Sing a New Song: Folk, Spiritual, and Hymn Preludes for Organ
    Composer/Editor Robert J. Powell
    Published By: Augsburg Fortress (1996) pp. 2-4, 6, 8, 10-12
  • 9 Hymn Improvisations
    Composer/Editor Paul O. Manz
    Published By: MorningStar Music Publishers, Inc. (1994) pp. 8
  • 11 Compositions for Organ Set IV
    Composer/Editor Charles W. Ore
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (1989) pp. 40
  • Praise and Thanksgiving: Hymn Improvisations Set 2
    Composer/Editor Michael A. Burkhardt
    Published By: MorningStar Music Publishers, Inc. (1989) pp. 3
  • Praise and Thanksgiving Hymn Improvisations Set 2
    Composer/Editor Michael A. Burkhardt
    Published By: MorningStar Music Publishers, Inc. (1989) pp. 3
  • Hymn Prisms: New Colors and Variations for Favorite Hymns
    Composer/Editor Sue Mitchell Wallace
    Published By: Hope Publishing Company (1985) pp. 16
  • Interpretations Based on Hymn-Tunes Book III: For Organ
    Composer/Editor David M. Cherwien
    Published By: Summa Productions (1983) pp. 19
  • The Concordia Hymn Prelude Series Volume 23: General: Die helle - Eben
    Composer/Editors Herbert Gotsch; Wilbur C. Held
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (1983) pp. 40

Piano Solo

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    Composer/Editor Edie Linneweber
    Published By: Augsburg Fortress (2010) pp. 4

Instances

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Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #429

Common Praise (1998) #358

Community of Christ Sings #102

Evangelical Lutheran Worship #377

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Hymns of Glory, Songs of Praise #429

Hymns of the Saints #49

Hymns of Truth & Light #14

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Lift Up Your Hearts #194

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Lift Up Your Hearts #205

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Lift Up Your Hearts #271

Lutheran Service Book #474

Lutheran Service Book #817

Lutheran Worship #438

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Psalms for All Seasons #18A

Psalms for All Seasons #118I

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RitualSong (2nd ed.) #622

RitualSong #681

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Sing! A New Creation #150

Singing Our Faith #150

Songs for Life #98

The Covenant Hymnal #3

The Covenant Hymnal #828

The Hymnal 1982 #412

The Presbyterian Hymnal #458

The Worshiping Church #357

This Far By Faith #91

Voices Together #829

Voices United #465

Voices United #888

With One Voice #674

Worship (4th ed.) #503

Worship and Rejoice #306

Worship and Rejoice #642

Worship Supplement 2000 #747

Worship the Lord #24

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