Composer Robert J. Powell
Difficulty Moderately easy
Catalog no. 160-663 Price $15 (U.S.)
Powell has composed six preludes on early American hymn tunes: LENOX ("Blow Ye the Trumpet Blow"), BABEL’S STREAM ("By the Waters of Babylon"), THE SAINT’S DELIGHT ("In Adam We Have All Been One"), SAMANTHRA ("Isaiah the Prophet"), SAVANNAH ("Jesus, Lord, We Look to Thee"), BETHEL ("O for a Closer Walk with God"). The beautiful and ruggedly modal character of the original tunes is respected and highlighted in Powell’s accessible settings.