Robert J. Powell retired in 2003 as organist and choirmaster at Christ Church in Greenville, S.C., a position he had held since 1968. Previously he served as director of music at St. Paul's School in Concord, N.H.; organist and choir director at St. Paul's Church in Meridian, Miss.; and associate organist at Cathedral of St. John the Divine in N.Y.C. Powell's music was first published in 1959, and he has written over 200 works for chorus, solo voice, organ and brass.
Powell was born in Benoit, Miss., in 1932. He received a BMus. in organ and composition from Louisiana State University and a MSM from Union Seminary School of Sacred Music in NYC. He is a member of ASCAP and has received their standard music award. He is a Fellow of the American Guild of Organists and has received the AGO ChM certificate.
Arise, Shine, for Your Light Is Come (Robert J. Powell, SAB, kybd., 405-331, Mod. easy)
Come, Ye Thankful People, Come (Robert J. Powell, SAB, organ, opt. cong., 425-701)
Glory to God (Robert J. Powell, Two-part choir and keyboard, 422-861, Mod. easy)
Go Forth into the World (Robert J. Powell, SATB and organ, 410-362)
Good Friday Anthems (Robert J. Powell, SATB, bar. solo, 405-456, Mod. easy)
My Mouth Shall Speak Your Praise (Robert J. Powell, SATB, organ, 410-871, Mod. diff.)
O God, You Are My God (Robert J. Powell, SATB a capella, 410-863, Mod. diff.)
Praise the Lord from the Heavens (Robert J. Powell, Unison voices and keyboard, 422-772)
New! From Harp to Pipe: Early American Hymn Tunes (Robert J. Powell, organ solo, 160-663, Mod. easy)
Prelude on Kremser for Two Trumpets and Organ (Robert J. Powell, 2 tpt. and organ, 160-922 Mod. easy)
New! Let the Heavens Rejoice (Robert J. Powell, organ solo, 160-623, Mod. easy-Mod. diff.)