A Bicentennial Hymn Festival

An All Saints’ Day Concert Presented by the FBC Orchestra Sunday, November 1 5:00 PM Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 5 (“Reformation”) FBC Orchestra and Th...
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An All Saints’ Day Concert Presented by the FBC Orchestra Sunday, November 1 5:00 PM Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 5 (“Reformation”) FBC Orchestra and The Hogue Sinfonietta

A Bicentennial Hymn Festival WHAT WERE WE SINGING?

1809 - 2009

The FBC Big Band with special guest Ken Watters Music from The Hogue Sinfonietta Hymn Settings for Orchestra

December 17 – 20, 2009

Music Ministry Staff Billy Orton, Minister of Music and Worship Elizabeth Hostetter, Associate Minister of Music and Organist Amanda Allen, Children’s Music and Missions Minister Lee Deutschendorf, Ministry Intern (First Fellowship) Laura Roberts, Music Ministry Assistant Julie Litz, Interim Music Ministry Assistant

First Baptist Church 600 Governors Drive SW Huntsville, Alabama 35801 www.fbchsv.org

October 18, 2009 5:00 P.M.

A BICENTENNIAL HYMN FESTIVAL Prelude Variations on “Acclamations” - Travis....................... Elizabeth Hostetter, Organ (Text, Hymn 408, This Is The Threefold Truth)

On That Beautiful Shore — arr. Nugent.......................................... FBC Orchestra Welcome and Introduction...........................Billy Orton, Minister of Music and Worship

The Log Church (1809-1825) Hymn 202.................................................................................................... Congregation All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name (CORONATION) CORONATION is the oldest American tune in modern hymnody to be used continually. It was first printed in 1793. This hymn was sung June 6, 1909 at the centenary celebration.

The Footprints Continue..................................................Sarah Sizemore, Age 14, Organ What Wondrous Love is This — arr. Barr American Folk Hymn, William Walker’s Southern Harmony, 1835

Choral Worship....................................................................................... Sanctuary Choir Bound for the Promised Land — arr. Wilberg PROMISED LAND was first published by the Baptist pastor John Rippon in 1787 in London and in America in William Walker’s Southern Harmony, 1835. It is still sung in the minor mode in shape-note tune book settings. It was changed to the major mode in the late 19th century (as found on page 521 in our hymnal) to adapt to the newer gospel hymn style. Tonight’s setting is in the minor mode as was the original tune.

What Were We Singing? Hymn 15...................................................................................................... Congregation Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing (NETTLETON) This hymn has been in every Southern Baptist hymnal since the first one in 1850. NETTLETON was first printed in 1813.

Hymn........................................................................................................... Congregation When I Survey the Wondrous Cross (HAMBURG) See Illustration A for words to this hymn.

FESTIVAL MUSICIANS (Continued) CHILDRENS CHOIRS Amanda Allen, Children’s Music & Missions Minister Music Makers 1 Garrett Nix Jennifer Matthews * David Kitchin John Calvin Perry Patrick Newman  John Kitchin Samuel Blankenship Alex Bounds Nicholas Rorex Bentley League Alex Corn Landan Shelton Young Musicians Laura Leffel Andrew Freisen Ethan Sisco Hollon Accardi Jonathan Leviner Carleigh Hall Randall Strong Blake Adams Caitlin Luker Jackson Hannum Andrew Thompson Kendal Aldridge Isaiah Marsh David Harbarger Parker Thompson Shelby Bishop Xavier Marsh Emma Hardy Luke Tillery Griffin Blake Maddie McDavid Lillie Grace Harmon Bertie Bramm ♦ John Mark Blankenship Britney McEwen Ellie Hawkins Tara DuBose-Schmitt  Erin Blythe Lindsey Miller Cristian Hayne Mark Mucci * Austin Boothe Juliana Mucci E. J. Hutchens Alicia Pettis* Parker Boothe Alexander Norris Connor McElwee Donna Rogers* William Boothe Christopher O’Neil Stephen O’Neil Brooke Bowlin Kenneth O’Neil Andrew Sisco Music Makers 3 Leah Ann Boyd Kendall Reed Bryce Stephenson Carson Blake Eileen Brethen Skylar Rinehart Kyle Wales Carter Boothe Elizabeth Broadway-Sheible Annalee Ruble Ellie Woodrow Ashley Boyer Kaylyn Bugg Jeremy Saxton Kathryn Hoppe-McQueen ♦ Hadyn Carrol Eli Canup Alexander Schocke Noah Hoppe-McQueen* Sarah Grace Cook Ethan Canup RileyAnne Sharpe Erin Whetzel * Justin Daugherty Jarquis Cawthorn Blake Shelton Judson Ennis Jack Cook Peter Sizemore Music Makers 2 Mary Grace Geiger Noah Darby Marcus Sledge Austin Aldridge Sarah Cate Harmon Kristen Daugherty Samuel Smythe Garrett Boddie Abby Hawkins JD Drake Joseph Tillery Eve Boyett Wills League, IV Michaela DuBose-Schmitt Anna Underwood Mary Elizabeth Bragg Ryan Lifer Emily Estes Joshua VanBuren Fletcher Canup Laurel Matthews Rachel Estes LaTryl Williams Everett Cooper Mackenzie McDaniel Kelly Faulkner Olivia Willoughby Erin DePlachett Davis Pearce Lauren Faulkner Karen Anderson ♦ Jake Douglas Caroline Cross Quinn Cassie Foshee Beth Hoffman * Evelyn DuBose-Schmitt Haydn Rinehart Emily Frady Dana Mucci * Robin Felder Nishta Sathi Jonathan Frady Ed Perkins * Stephen Frady Bryan Smith Taylor Freisen Barbara Sizemore * AnnaKate Freisen Jasmine Thiry Matthew Gibbons Sarah Sizemore  Sarah Gibbons Mark Tramel Gigi Goodlett Andrew Goodwin Ethan Wales Caroline Hall ♦ Director Audrey Harrell Caitlin Williams Adrienne Harrell  Accompanist Brandon Holland Cole Williams Anna Grace Hastings * Teacher Sofia Insley Evan Willoughby Grace Hoffman Tony (Tank) Joiner Maxwell Windsor Moneesha Holloway Riley Klemm Lindsay Woodrow Hayley Jarnagin Will McDavid Lea Hoppe ♦ Andrea Jesup Jackson Mucci David Hoppe * Joyce Jung _____________________________________

Special thanks to the following at Samford University for their assistance in hymnal research and in arranging the loan of the Shoninger organ: Kimmetha Herndon, Director, University Library; Elizabeth Wells, Special Collection, Chair; and Jennifer Taylor, Special Collection, Technical Archivist Librarian.

The Brick Church (1825-1861) FESTIVAL MUSICIANS (Continued)

Hymn 338.................................................................................................... Congregation How Firm a Foundation (FOUNDATION)

THE SANCTUARY CHOIR

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Text, 1787 - Tune, 1832

Billy Orton, Conductor Elizabeth Hostetter, Accompanist

SOPRANOS

Amanda Allen Karen Anderson Cindy Aulds Ellen Bailes Johnnie Barnes Betty Barnett Beth Bice Bertie Bramm Jacqualyn Burton Nancy Campbell Robyn Carrasquillo Janet Cashion Rita Cobbs Kimberly Collette Janet Crawford Polly Crawford Charlotte Davis Mary Jo Deaver Linda Durrett Elisa Fairless Becky Foshee Kelley Gattis Lindsey Giambrone Suzanne Hefner Lea Hoppe Kathryn Hoppe-McQueen Nancy Huffaker Frances Jones Laura Kendrick Kathy Lane Patti Lindow Teresa Martin Susan McClung Sue McElyea Meg McGee MaryAnn Moon Betty Moore Alicia Pettis Dottie Richardson Barbara Sizemore Becky Soutullo Anne Stone Sandra Taylor Donna Thornton Mekyoung Van Buren Janice Whipple Kathryn Witherow Jennifer Woodrow Betsy Woods Kennie Worlund

ALTOS

Sylvia Bailey B.J. Boyanton Karen Campbell Susan Cloud Janet Creech Faye Davis Tara DuBose-Schmitt Kelli Ellison LeAnne Fowler Sarah Funke Alicia Grice Ann Jones Nan Kirk Jennifer Matthews Amy McKenzie Joy Moore Nannette O’Dell Jane Orton Janice Owen Billie Perkins Pat Perry Becky Pickle Judy Ross Angela Seanor Ann Smith Linda Staggs Marian Talley Betty Thurstone Renee Vanderveer Louise Walker Ruthie Williamson Fran Wilson Lisa Wilson Karen Wojcik Rosemary Wolfe Joyce Zackie TENORS Roy Adams Nathan Alderson Richard Bussey Joel Cobbs Wiley Davis Greg Ellison David Giambrone Allen Godwin Joe Holley Terry Jarnagin Mike Kirk Lawton Kitchin

What Were We Singing? Pat Lewallen James Love Bob Martin Rick Moon Wayne Owen Ed Perkins James Potts Randall Rierson Gerald Roberts Warren Schmitt David Sizemore Leon Stallcup Bill Stone Randy Taylor Les Tillery Laura Walke Armis (Len) Worlund

BASSES

Don Aulds George Barnes Britt Blankenship Art Brown Glenn Brown, Jr Wilton Causey Jerry Cobbs Ben Darby Jerry Davis Dean Estill Scott Field Gaines Gravlee, Jr. Tom Guffin Bill Hadaway Noah Hoppe-McQueen Fredrick Huffake Rodger Keene John Martin Ronald McClung Dave McKenzie Russell Neely Patrick Newman Dennis O’Dell Bill Renfroe Lee Rhoads Robert Searcy Bob Smith Jim Splawn Tim Vanderveer Joe Zimmerman

Hymn........................................................................................................... Congregation Amazing Grace (NEW BRITAIN) See Illustration B for words to this hymn.

Hymn 379.................................................................................................... Congregation Brethren, We Have Met to Worship (HOLY MANNA) This is an early 19th century camp-meeting text first printed in 1819. The tune was first printed in 1825 in one of the many oblong shape-note tune books published by southern compilers before the Civil War.

Hymn 68 ..................................................................................................... Congregation My Shepherd Will Supply My Need (RESIGNATION) One of the fourteen texts in our current hymnal which were written by Isaac Watts (1674-1748).

Instrumental Worship . .........................................................................Woodwind Choir Hark, Ten Thousand Harps and Voices — arr. Smith Conducted by Amy Helser See Illustration C for music and words to this hymn. This hymn was sung by our congregation on August 7, 1949.

The Bell Tower Church (1861-1895) Vignette No. 1 - The Bell Tower Church 1887- Beulah Neece, Age 6 Portrayed by Mary Elizabeth Bragg

What Were We Singing? Hymn................................................................................Choral Ensemble from Balcony From Every Stormy Wind (RETREAT) Hymn 180.................................................................................................... Congregation Jesus, Lover Of My Soul (MARTYN) Accompanied from the 1876 Shoninger Pump Organ Text by Charles Wesley (1707-1788) See Illustration D for words to this hymn, as set in The Baptist Psalmody, 1850.

The Gothic Church (1895-1963)

Hymnals Used By First Baptist The Modern Hymnal (1926) – Used for certain 1934-1955. Baptist Hymnal (1956) – This hymnal was in use by January, 1957. Hymns for the Family of God (1976) – The church began using this hymnal in 1981. Baptist Hymnal (1991) – Our current hymnal was dedicated May 12, 1991.

Vignette No. 2 - The Gothic Church 1901- Beulah Neece, Age 20, shortly after graduation from Judson College Portrayed by Alicia Grice, 2009 graduate, Judson College

Instrumental Worship......................................................... Elizabeth Hostetter, Organ When in Our Music God is Glorified — arr. Page

The footprints continue…..what will be our next hymnal?

See Hymn 435 for text

FESTIVAL MUSICIANS

Our Casavant organ was dedicated May 15, 1966. Attached to the console is a plaque which reads: “TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN HONOR OF THE SERVICE AND DEDICATION OF THE CHRISTIAN LIFE OF BEULAH NEECE WARE.” The organ is known as “The Beulah Neece Ware Pipe Organ.”

What Were We Singing? Hymns from the Centenary Service (June 6, 1909) ..............................Congregation 52 - He Leadeth Me! O Blessed Thought 406 - My Hope is Built on Nothing Less 450 - I Need Thee Every Hour Choral Worship.......................................................................................Music Makers Have Faith in God — McKinney Choral Worship.................................................................................. Young Musicians This Little Light of Mine — arr. Berg Choral Worship................................................................................. Combined Choirs For the Beauty of the Earth — arr. Wood Congregation (as directed):

For your church that evermore lifts its holy hands above, off’ring up on ev’ry shore its pure sacrifice of love; Lord of all, to you we raise this our hymn of grateful praise. “For the Beauty of the Earth” – Text by Pierpoint and Music by Kocher © 2002 Choristers Guild – Used with Permission - CCLI License #1391406

What Were We Singing? Hymn....................................................................................................... Congregation I Must Tell Jesus See Illustration E for music and words to this hymn. This hymn was sung January 10, 1934, in a business meeting and is the earliest proof of the specific hymnal in use. The clerk put both the hymn number and title in the church minutes. The oldest worship service bulletin found in the history room records is from 1947. This hymn was also sung at that service.

THE FBC ORCHESTRA Billy Orton, Conductor







Flute

Janet Cashion Jana Clark Leighanne Dauro ∗ Emily DePlachett ♦ Amy Helser Oboe Eric Clark Clarinet Jim Bradas Bianca Cox♦ David Hoppe ∗ Nancy Hosenthien Jane Orton Robert Williams Alto Clarinet Ray Reska Bass Clarinet Amy Brown Richard Cox

French Horn

Anne Reasons Susan Williams Suzy Young ∗ Saxophone Tom Bahder Barbara Burhans Chris Gattis Dale Hutchens∗ Mike Kirk Jim Rogers Trumpet Joyce Ellett Danny Hallman Kevin Insley♦ Dale Proctor E.C. Richardson Robert Sentell Werner Smock∗ Bruce Zeiger♦ Bassoon Susan Keene Noah Hoppe-McQueen

Trombone

Cello

Ben Bragg * Kristen Bethlenfalvay Ben Carrasquillo Lea Hoppe String Bass Alan Jones ♦ Don Aulds Johnny Kirk John Gordon Katherine Martin Harp Euphonium Kathryn Hoppe-McQueen Susan Field Emily Parker Piano Jana Clark Tuba Elizabeth Hostetter Ben Darby Anne Reasons Vince Dauro Organ Percussion Elizabeth Hostetter Nan Kirk Ken Smith ∗ ∗ Section leader Richard Toomey ♦ Orchestra Council member

Violin

Joyce Green∗ Emily Van Buren Caroline Wang

ADDITIONAL INSTRUMENTALISTS Lisa Belk, Piano Michael Moore, Organ

FIRST FELLOWSHIP PRAISE BAND Selected musicians from A20 & Daybreak

Lee Deutschendorf, Leader Christy Eldridge Mike Kirk Ken Smith Werner Smock

Vignette No. 3 - The Gothic Church, 1951 - Beulah Neece Ware, Age 70

Holy Ghost, with Light Divine (one of Beulah’s favorites) Portrayed by Anne Reasons

Governors Drive (1963-Present) Hymn 4....................................................................................................... Congregation To God Be the Glory — arr. Raney This hymn was written and published in 1875 but was not included in a Southern Baptist hymnal until Baptist Hymnal (1956). It became popular after its use by Cliff Barrows in the Nashville Billy Graham Crusade in 1954.

Shoninger Organ, 1876

Enon (First Baptist’s) first organ (Used in tonight’s Hymn Festival)

“Miss Beulah”

Mrs. Frank Ware and the organ named in her honor. She served in the music ministry more than sixty years.

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The Psalms of David, Imitated in the Language of the New Testament, and applied to the Christian State Of Worship. Isaac Watts, D.D. London: Printed for Thomas Tegg, 1816. Shown in scale to a quarter coin.

Vignette No. 4 - FBC Governors Drive - Third Floor Youth Sunday School Class Summer 1977 - Beulah Neece Ware, Age 96 Love Divine, All Loves Excelling (another of her favorites) Portrayed by Nancy Campbell

What Were We Singing? Hymn 194................................................................................................... Congregation The King is Coming From Hymns for the Family of God (1976), used from 1981-1991.

Hymn 3....................................................................................................... Congregation Worthy of Worship This hymn was first published in Baptist Hymnal (1991), our current hymnal, dedicated May 12, 1991. Terry York, who wrote the text, was the project coordinator for the hymnal. The composer, Mark Blankenship, was the hymnal’s supervisor. Britt Blankenship, FBC member, is Mark’s son.

Hymn (Led by First Fellowship Praise Band)............................................... Congregation How Great is Our God – Tomlin & Reeves The splendor of the King, clothed in majesty; Let all the earth rejoice, all the earth rejoice; He wraps Himself in light, and darkness tries to hide; And trembles at His voice, and trembles at His voice.   (CHORUS) How great is our God; Sing with me how great is our God; All will see how great, how great is our God. Age to age He stands and time is in His hands; Beginning and the End, Beginning and the End. The Godhead, Three in One: Father, Spirit, Son; The Lion and the Lamb, the Lion and the Lamb. (CHORUS) Name above all names; Worthy of all praise; My heart will sing how great is our God. (Continued on next page)

Then sings my soul, my Savior God to thee; How great Thou art, how great Thou art. “How Great Is Our God” - Chris Tomlin, Ed Cast, Jesse Reeves © 2004 worshiptogether.com songs / sixsteps Music / Alletrop Music CCLI Song #4348399 – Used with Permission - CCLI License #1391406

Praise to the Source of Our Song............................................................ Congregation The Old Hundredth Psalm Tune — arr. Vaughan Williams The Doxology is the earliest documented hymn-tune sung at FBC. It was sung March 10, 1895, at the dedication of the Gothic Church.

Prayer and Dismissal

From The Modern Hymnal, 1926.

Illustration E

Jesus, Lover of My Soul (Sung tonight to MARTYN tune)

An Arrangement of the Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs of the Rev. Isaac Watts, D.D., James M. Winchell, Boston: Lincoln & Edmands, 1821. In 1709, Watts indicated that he approved of stanza four being optional, as shown here in brackets. From The Baptist Psalmody, Manly, 1850. Illustration D

Illustration A

From The Baptist Psalmody: A Selection of Hymns for The Worship of God, Basil Manly and B. Manly, Jr., Charleston, S.C.: Southern Baptist Publication Society, 1850.

From The Modern Hymnal, Nashville, TN: Broadman Press, 1926. From documents, we know that this worship hymnal was used by FBC from at least 1934-1955.

Illustration B

Illustration C