Volume 1: Advent, Christmas, Epiphany
Brian Henkelmann, 2003
- Faithful Soul, Behold Your King
- Let the Earth Now Praise the Lord
- Once He Came in Blessing (Advent, 72C)
- Once He Came in Blessing (Ave Hierarchia)
- Christ the Lord, the Lord Most Glorious
- Eternal Source, Whence All Did Spring
- Faithful Christians, One and All
- Jesus, Call Thous Me
- The Only Son of God on High
- Morning Star, O Cheering Sight
- Our Gracious God
Excellent, practical and useful for many purposes:
Organ preludes, postludes, interludes, hymn introductions, offertory, etc.
Brian Henkelmann has works published by CPH, GIA, Northwestern Publishing House and the Moravian Music Foundation. His tunes, texts, and hymn settings are also represented in the 1995 Moravian Book of Worship. Henkelmann has served in Moravian, Lutheran, United Church of Christ, Presbyterian, and Roman Catholic churches as director of music/organist.
All selections © Brian Henkelmann. http://www.henkelmannmusic.com/about.html
Published 2003 by the Moravian Music Foundation, 457 S Church St, Winston-Salem, NC 27101. All rights reserved.
Brian Henkelmann’s studies at Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA, led to his earning a Bachelor of Arts degree (cum laude), with a major in music. While there, he studied harpsichord with Kim Heindel, piano with Richard Van Auken, and composition with Larry Lipkis. His primary organ instructor was Gary Schulz. The college choir and the choir of Central Moravian Church, both under the direction of Richard Schantz, provided an outlet for ensemble singing and also for the chance to hear an occasional original composition come to life. Listening to the organ playing of Monica Schantz, organist at Central Moravian Church, proved a life-long influence in hymn interpretation and worship style.
Upon completion of his BA, Brian began serving United Moravian Church in Harlem, NYC, NY as Organist and Choir Director. It was a wonderful tie back to his St. Thomas roots and a great learning experience under the guidance of the late Rev. George Lloyd. In 1979, his music ministry moved to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Bethlehem, PA where he again served as Organist and Choir Director. In 1983 he completed his Master of Theological Studies degree at Moravian Theological Seminary where he often served as organist for services and special celebrations. In 1989 he moved to River Forest, Illinois to complete his Master of Sacred Music degree at what is now Concordia University Chicago where he studied composition with Richard Hillert and was privileged to attend many classes with Carl Schalk. While at Concordia, he served as Organist/Choir Director at Elmwood Park Presbyterian Church.
Upon completion of his degree, Brian accepted the position of Director of Music at St. Rose of Lima in York, PA where he was in charge of the cantors, and served as choir director and organist. In 1995, Mr. Henkelmann moved back to Bethlehem, PA and became Director of Music at Christ, UCC where his duties again included directing choirs and being organist. His tenure there was followed by four years at Rosemont Lutheran Church, beginning in 2000. During this time, he was also teaching piano at the Moravian College Music Institute, teaching as artist and guest lecturer at Moravian College (beginning 2002), and serving as a collaborative pianist at the Theatre and Dance Department of Muhlenberg College (1998-2004) .
Since 2008, he has been the organist at First United Methodist Church in Jonesboro, Arkansas. On the music faculty at Arkansas State University, Henkelmann teaches keyboard-related courses and serves as collaborative pianist/organist for choral ensembles. Arkansas State provides an excellent resource for Henkelmann with frequent performances of his original compositions. Students and faculty alike have enjoyed collaborating on various projects, especially his wife, Marika Kyriakos, professor of voice and chair of the department of music.