Hal H. Hopson

HOPSON, Hal Harold. b. Mound, Texas, 12 June 1933. Hopson was educated at Baylor University in Waco, Texas (BMus, 1954), and the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky (MSM, 1956). After additional studies, he served as music director at Westminster Presbyterian Church (1969-83). He taught church music at Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey (1983-84), and Scarritt Graduate School in Nashville (1984-88). Now based in Dallas, Texas, Hopson is a busy workshop leader, organist, and conductor. He has composed and arranged more than 800 works, including the hymn text ‘Though I may speak with bravest fire’*, anthems, organ works, and hymn settings. His MERLE’S...

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