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AUSTIN C. LOVELACE

Austin C. Lovelace, D.S.M., AAGO. Member of ASCAP, Fellow and Life Member of HSUSC, noted hymnologist, has over 1,000 titles published by 40-plus publishers. DARCEY PRESS publishes 64 sacred solos, all of which link inspiring texts to settings that are musically satisfying and accessible, eminently singable and congregation friendly.

Sheet Music in the Category: VOCAL SOLOS

Christmas Trumpets Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample

From the Song Cycle, “A Christmas Blessing”. An imaginative Nativity narrative putting us at the scene to think about what happened as it happened. And as we worship, we can hear God’s trumpets.
Faith Is Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample

Based on Hebrews 11 (kjv), Faith-filled strength is declaimed in a confident text and setting. An interesting Sprech-Stimme passage in the middle. The text is familiar enough to give immediate and soaring inspiration.
In the Bleak Midwinter Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample

From the Song Cycle, “A Christmas Blessing”. The minor key melody, poignantly harmonized, places us at the Nativity, worshiping the Christ Child. “What can I give him?”. The voice sings only CRANHAM, the familiar tune.
Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample

From the Song Cycle, “A Christmas Blessing”. The setting of the familiar text and the familiar tune gives a freshness which fits the text and tune well. The voice sings just the known melody of PICARDY.
My Morning Song Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample

An affirmative prayer for waking to God’s place in our daily lives, and seeing His daily significance in everything we do. “Therefore I stir my inmost heart / to worship fervently.”
O Love That Casts Out Fear Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample

A confident expressing of our safety in relying on God. St. 1, repeated, is set to a lovely lyrical melody. “True sunlight of the soul...”
Search Me, O God Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample

Based on Psalm 139, a yearning hope presented musically, acknowledging God’s ever-present care and everywhere present love; humble acknowledgment of our complete dependence on God. A thought provoking text.
Sing a New Song! Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample

Based on Psalm 98, a cheerful call for gratitude to God for the coming of the Savior. The voice sings the melody three times, once in canon at the octave with the accompaniment.
Still, Still, Still Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample

From the Song Cycle, “A Christmas Blessing”. Mary sings quietly to her babe, our Savior. Quietness, peace, holiness in the presentation. Two stanzas.
Than Eye Hath Seen Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample

The text accommodates the irregular meter of the tune, and supports an introspective contemplation of our need for obedience to God: an acknowledgment of that duty. The gentle setting and free meter encourage a free vocal interpretation.
The Holy Child Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample

From the Song Cycle, “A Christmas Blessing”. Christmas carol texts and melodies (Joseph lieber, What child is this, Away in a manger) combine to portray the Nativity as it unfolds. A range of mood is present through the carols included.
The Lord My Shepherd Is Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample

An adapted early American melody with a simple harmonization. The voice sings five stanzas, in an A-B-A-B-A pattern. The hymn tune / melody was named AUSTIN’S GARDEN HYMN by the publisher. Beautiful music for a beautiful text: Isaac Watts Short Meter versification of Psalm 23.
The Love of God Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample

Gentle reassurance of God’s love for each of us. Imagery of a bride, of welcoming the Christ, of the recognition that God is Love. One verse of the vocal is a descant against the melody in the accompaniment.
Though I Lift Mine Eyes Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample

The Irish Folk melody fits well with an upbeat version of Psalm 121, focusing on "all creation's God." The voice sings three stanzas of the familiar melody, THE TURTLE DOVE.
What Is This Lovely Fragrance? Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample

From the Song Cycle, “A Christmas Blessing”. The voice sings only the traditional French melody. A wide and expansive tune moves thought through the humble Nativity scene to the grandeur of the power of God, who sent us His Son to be our Savior. Written in a solid and uplifting major tonality.

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BIOGRAPHY

Austin C. Lovelace: AAGO, D.S.M., Union Theological Seminary, New York. Recitals, workshops, festivals, lectures in 17 different denominations in 45 states as well as in Finland, Scotland, Canada, and New Zealand. Past President, Fellow, and Life member, Hymn Society in the United States and Canada. 50 year member, Hymn Society of Great Britain and Ireland. Author of five books; co-editor and consultant of denominational and other hymnals. Longtime member, ASCAP. Composer of over 1,000 compositions published by over 40 publishers. Organist for the 2nd Assembly of the World Council of Churches, 1954. Dean of the first North Carolina Chapter, AGO. Chairman of the 1968 National Convention, AGO, in Denver. Two terms on the National Council, AGO. Co-founder, with Tom Matthews, of the North Shore Chapter, AGO. From a letter he wrote to Carlton (Sam) Young: “...In the 90’s I wrote dozens of sacred solos for Darcey Press, primarily a publisher for Christian Science singers. (They never have a choir!) Also in the 90’s and in the 2000’s it was more vocal solos and scores of organ preludes on hymn tunes...When I finally counted all of this up there were more than 1,000 pieces published....”

QUOTES

God blessed my Dad with many musical talents which burst forth during his lifetime in ways that seemed to surprise only him. And as we all discovered, a twinkle in his eye often meant a splendid pun was forthcoming. He was my Hero and Inspiration. --Barbara Lovelace Williams, Denver, CO

"I have appreciated having Austin Lovelace's delightful style in my music library as a modern, melodic composer. I recently sang “The Lord My Shepherd Is” (Ps 23) at The Mother Church, where “Sing to the Lord All the Earth”, “The Love of God”, and “From Sense to Soul” have also been sung. I particularly enjoy singing “Have You Not Known?”, “You Crown the Year with Goodness”, “Faith Is”, and “An Everlasting Love”. Lovelace has many interesting settings I look forward to learning." --Gwen Eagleton, Co-Solost, The Mother Church, The First Church of Christ, Scientist

"Austin had excellent musical taste, and a nearly infallible ear for what is right. He ranks with the best song writers, including Cole Porter or Ned Rorem in this regard. His selection of authors, and mostly unknown authors, was always at the highest level. I would add that Austin was a musician’s musician and a hymnologist’s hymn writer. His encyclopedic knowledge was legendary. He will never be equaled or replaced, at least not anytime soon." --John Kuzma

"50-plus years ago, I met Austin by serving as Publicity Chairman for an American Guild of Organists Regional Convention which he chaired. It continued with him critiquing solos I wrote, and with DARCEY PRESS publishing solos and hymn tune keyboard compositions he wrote, many at my request. An approximate total of Lovelace titles DARCEY PRESS has published: 64 sacred solos, 3 carols, 14 secular songs, 41 hymn tunes, and 58 organ solos based on hymn tunes. For the four book set, 120 More Musical Gifts, he created 18 sets of variations plus a 15 page index of text associations for the 120 hymn tunes included. He wrote songs for the New Songs for New Singers collection, and he even provided a page of limericks (including seven of his own) as text options for my song, “Limericks”. Austin’s musical sharing was extraordinary. He was a joy to work with through numerous projects; his chuckles graced all conversations. His sacred solo texts are solidly grounded in scripture, words and music conjoined superbly. DARCEY PRESS is delighted to have requested so many compositions, and is proud to be one of his many publishers." --Adrienne Tindall, MM, AAGO, dba DARCEY PRESS

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