Park, Chai-hoon (Jai-hoon) 박재훈

PARK, Chai-hoon (Jai-hoon) 박재훈. b. Gimwha County, Gangwon Province, Korea (now North Korea), 14 November 1922. Park is a composer and the first Korean hymnodist. His music-making and life influenced and shaped the development of Korean church music. He grew up in a Christian family, a rarity in that era, the youngest of the four sons from nine siblings. All four brothers became ministers later, a pledge that his mother had made to God. An ordained Presbyterian minister, educator, editor for publications for The Hymn Society of Korea, conductor, church musician, and composer, he has composed over 700 hymn tunes, 170 children's hymns and songs, 50 anthems, four cantatas, and four sacred...

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