Composer: Richard W. Hillert

Richard Hillert was born in Granton, Clark County, Wis., on March 14, 1923. There he attended parochial and public schools and later enrolled at Concordia Teachers College (now Concordia University Chicago), River Forest, where he received the Bachelor of Science degree in Education. He served as teacher and music director for parishes in St. Louis, Mo., Wausau, Wis., and Chicago and Westchester, Ill. He received both the Master of Music and the Doctor of Music degrees in composition from Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill. His teachers included Matthew Nathaniel Lundquist, Anthony Donato, Alan Stout, Arrand Parsons, Emil Nolte, and John Ohl. He studied composition with the Italian composer, Goffredo Petrassi, at Aaron Copland’s Berks… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: Richard W. Hillert
Meter: Irregular
Incipit: 17656 12316 65432
Key: C Major
Copyright: Tune and Setting: © 1978 Lutheran Book of Worship. Reprinted by permission of Augsburg Fortress.


Harmonizations, Introductions, Descants, Intonations

  • 22 Hymn Settings
    Composer/Editor Richard Heschke
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (1990) pp. 10

Organ Solo

  • Organ Chains 3: Twenty-six favorite hymns arranged in a continuous medley for Organ
    Composer/Editor Brent Jorgensen
    Published By: Jackman Music Corporation (1998) pp. 26
  • The Concordia Hymn Prelude Series Volume 26: General: Gott ist - Herr, ich
    Composer/Editors Herbert Gotsch; Richard Hillert
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (1984) pp. 14
  • Easy Organ Transcriptions of Four Favorite Mormon Hymns Number Two
    Composer/Editor Roy M. Darley
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1969) pp. 7


Instances (1 - 3 of 3)

Christian Worship #342

Hymnal Supplement II #7


Lutheran Worship #273

Include 1 pre-1979 instance
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