Composer: William Rowan (1985)
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Composer: William Rowan

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Tune Information

Title: PENET
Composer: William Rowan (1985)
Key: A♭ Major
Copyright: © William P. Rowan


William P. Rowan (PHH 362) composed PENET in 1985 for this text; they are published together for the first time in the 1987 Psalter Hymnal. PENET, named for friends of Rowan, is distinguished by rhythmic contrasts between the steady, fairly slow beginning and the faster conclusion of each phrase. It would be best for the congregation to sing this hymn in unison. Try having men alternate with women on different stanzas, or the congregation in unison alternate with the choir in harmony. Because our gratitude for God's good earth is tempered here by our confession of sin, this tune needs modest treatment from the organ. Maintain a moderate tempo.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook


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Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #437

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