A native of St. Paul, Minnesota, Richard Proulx (1937-2010) attended the University of Minnesota, MacPhail College of Music, the American Boychoir School at Princeton, and was granted a doctorate (honora causis) by General Theological Seminary of New York in 1994. He served churches in Minnesota, Washington State, and was music director 1980-1994 at the Cathedral of the Holy Name in Chicago. In July, 2006, Proulx received the American Guild of Organists Distinguished Composer award at the association's National Convention in Chicago.
Proulx was a member of the Standing Commission on Church Music of the Episcopal Church during the preparation of The Hymnal 1982, served as music editor for Worship III, as editorial consultant for the New Yale hymnal, and made contributions to recent Methodist, Presbyterian and Mennonite hymnals. He is a widely-published composer, both in this country and in England, and presented concerts and workshops throughout the U.S. and in Australia, New Zealand, Scotland, Holland, Switzerland, and Canada.
An interview with Richard Proulx appeared in Selah's newsletter Music in Worship, and you can read it online.
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All Who Are Just, Sing Praise (Couperin/arr. Proulx, Two-part choir, keyboard, opt. cello/bassoon, 410-832, Mod. easy) Psalm 33
A Processional Psalm (Psalm 34) (Cantor, SATB, bells, opt. percussion, 410-834)
Festival Magnificat (SATB and organ, 410-866, Difficult)
Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise (SATB, organ, tpt., opt. cong., 425-842)
Let All the World (SATB and organ, tpt., Mod. diff.)
15 Hymn Intonations (160-720)
More Intonations (160-725)
Still More Intonations (160-728)
Yet Even More Intonations (Richard Proulx, organ collection, 160-730, Mod. easy-Mod. diff
Ss. Simon & Jude Organ Book (Daniels, Erickson, Farrell, Fedak, Phillips, Proulx, 160-615, Mod. easy-Mod. diff.)