This month we are celebrating American music. Many of our worship selections – hymns, anthems, organ music – will be drawn from our rich American heritage.
On September 6, we will feature:
- Holy God, You Call Us Daily, our beloved Westminster hymn, commissioned from American hymn writer Jane Parker Huber (1926-2008);
- An organ prelude by the beloved and very influential American composer/organist/teacher Wilbur Held (1914-2015);
- Two offertories based on the lovely American tune, Nettleton, which first appeared in John Wyeth’s Repository of Sacred Music, Pt. II (1813). Nettleton has been attributed to Wyeth (1779-1858) as well as to Asahel Nettleton (1783-1844), but is actually of unknown origin and has all the characteristics of a folk tune.