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HELDER (Assink)

HELDER (Assink)

Composer: Brent Assink
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Audio files: MIDI

Composer: Brent Assink

Brent Assink, graduated from Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa, and earned a master's degree in musicology and business administration from the University of Minnesota. He served the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra first as assistant manager and then as artistic operations manager (1981-1990). From 1984 to 1990 he was also minister of music at Calvary Christian Reformed Church in Bloomington, Minnesota. Assink became general manager of the San Francisco Symphony in 1990 but returned to the twin cities in 1994 to take the position of president and managing director of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1988 Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: HELDER (Assink)
Composer: Brent Assink
Place Of Origin: St. Paul, Minnesota
Meter: 7.7.6.7.7.8
Key: D Major
Copyright: © 1987, Faith Alive Publications

Texts

How Would the Lord Be Worshiped

How would the Lord be worshiped
by those who seek to serve him?
Let us loose every chain
of all who still are burdened
by sin and by oppression,
and break apart each yoke and bond.

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Notes

The Psalter Hymnal Revision Committee sent Post's text to various musicians and requested a tune. The tune selected was HELDER, composed by Brent Assink (b. Bellingham, WA, 1955) in St. Paul, Minnesota, in December 1984. The following year the Dordt College Alumni Choir, of which Assink was a member, sang the hymn in Sioux Center, Iowa (the choir's conductor, Dale Grotenhuis, was a Psalter Hymnal Revision Committee member). The tune was named in honor of Assink's childhood piano teacher, Martha Helder.

HELDER features some striking melodic and rhythmic motives. For the first three stanzas, consider having a soloist or choir sing the question with the congregation on the response. Then sing all together in unison on stanzas 4 and 5.

Educated in music and business administration at Dordt College, Sioux Center, Assink received a master's degree in musicology from the University of Minnesota. He served the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra first as assistant manager and then as artistic operations manager (1981-1990). From 1984 to 1990 he was also minister of music at Calvary Christian Reformed Church in Bloomington, Minnesota. Assink became general manager of the San Francisco Symphony in 1990 but returned to the twin cities in 1994 to take the position of president and managing director of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook

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