Roger Ernest Trunk

TRUNK, Roger Ernest. b. Fortschwihr near Colmar 1930; d. Strasbourg 4 December 2013. Trunk was a Lutheran Pastor in Alsace, and a musician and hymnwriter, who studied music and theology at Strasbourg and Geneva. He was a minister in Strasbourg from 1985. Between 1984-2000 he was the Secretary of the European Conference for Protestant Church Music (EKEK). He took part in the making of the German Evangelisches Gesangbuch (EG  1993) and the Franco-Swiss Protestant Hymnbook Alléluia (2005).  His work as a composer appears notably in the setting for Psalm 27: ‘Le Seigneur seul est ma lumière’ (1824, by Caesar Malan* rev. ca. 1977), and for hymns by various authors: ‘Ô Dieu vivant! Seigneur...

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