Academic journal article The Hymn

Walking in the Light of Christ

Academic journal article The Hymn

Walking in the Light of Christ

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Walking in the light of Christ by Janis Dunson Wilson. Colfax, NC: Wayne Leupold Editions, 2007. ISBN 978-1-881162-23-0. US $12.50.

Janis Dunson Wilson is a teacher, musical theater director and composer, and musical director/organist for two Catholic churches in Sonoma County, California. This collection was introduced at The Hymn Society's conference in Ottawa, but if you haven't seen it yet, you may want to take a look. Wilson has carefully chosen 32 texts to set, by contemporary writers such as Daniel B. Merrick (13 texts), John Thornburg (6), Nona Lake Tevis (5), Ralph Freeman (3), John Core, James Hart Brumm, and herself, plus two older texts, "Are you weary" (eighth century) and "Hark the glad sound" (Doddridge). There is a wide variety of styles presented, primarily with piano accompaniment, in unison with accompaniment, four-part, occasional descants, and guitar chords.

Wilson's strongest tunes are THE ladder ("A certain place"), KAMPMAN ("Are you weary"), Christmas baby ("Christmas baby"), susan's song ("Do this"), Castellini ("Come, Holy Spirit"), creator ("God of sand"), holly's tune ("Here we stand"), golgotha ("His weary footsteps"), Maureen's prayer ("I wait for you"), mary's fanfare ("O seek the Lord"), kittie's song long ("The symphony of mortal life" by Thornburg, with index reference to Erik Routley's Christian hymns observed as a source), and dance carol (used with two Christmas texts by Merrick). …

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