“All Might and Majesty” is a collection of mostly hymn-based organ music performed by young and very gifted organist, Brenda Heck Portman. Dr. Portman has received numerous awards in organ competitions and composition contests, spanning a decade. She holds a bachelor’s degree in music education from Wheaton College, a master’s degree in church music and organ performance from Northwestern University, and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree (2016) in organ performance at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music.

This recording was made on the 3-manual, 1992 Schantz organ at College Church in Wheaton IL. The works chosen are considered chorale preludes and illustrate a variety of harmonic and contrapuntal styles and melodic development. The one non-hymn based piece is a four-movement Wedding Suite useful for festive occasions as well as for service music. All of the works on this recording are published.

Composer/Arranger—Edwin T. Childs
Organ—Brenda Heck Portman

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Songs Sample Duration
1. The God of Abraham Praise
score: Fantasia on LEONI
4:05
2. Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise
score: ST. DENIO: For All the Saints
2:17
3. Stand Up and Bless the Lord
score: ST. MICHAEL: For All the Saints
1:37
4. Rejoice, the Lord is King
score: DARWALL’S 148th: For Manuals Only, vol 2
1:41
5. O God, Our Help in Ages Past
score: ST. ANNE: For All the Saints
2:03
6. Jesus, Lover of My Soul
score: ABERYSTWYTH: Two Communion Meditations
2:58
7. Breathe on Me, Breath of God
score: TRENTHAM: Two Communion Meditations
4:18
An Advent & Christmas Suite
8. Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus
score: HYFRYDOL: Organ Music for the Seasons, vol 3
1:56
9. Once He Came in Blessing
score: GOTTES SOHN IST: Organ Music for the Seasons, vol 3
3:17
10. Let All Mortal Flesh
score: PICARDY: For Manuals Only
2:01
11. See Amid the Winter’s Snow
score: SEE AMID THE WINTER’S SNOW: For Manuals Only, Advent and Christmas
2:19
12. On Christmas Night
score: SUSSEX CAROL: For Manuals Only, Advent and Christmas
1:22
13. Creator of the Stars of Night
score: CONDITOR ALME SIDERUM: For Manuals Only, Advent and Christmas
2:17
14. Now Let Us Go, Shepherds
score: VAMOS PASTORES: For Manuals Only, Advent and Christmas
1:23
15. O Little Town of Bethlehem
score: FOREST GREEN: For Manuals Only
0:53
A Lent & Easter Suite
16. What Wondrous Love Is This
score: WONDROUS LOVE: For Manuals Only, vol 2
1:55
17. All Glory, Laud and Honor
score: ST. THEODULPH: For All the Saints
2:42
18. Come, You Faithful, Raise the Strain
score: ST. KEVIN: For All the Saints
3:35
19. The Head That Once Was Crowned with Thorns
score: ST. MAGNUS: For All the Saints
2:19
20. Come, You Thankful People, Come
score: ST. GEORGE’S WINDSOR: For All the Saints
3:12
21. Now Thank We All Our God
score: NUN DANKET: For Manuals Only, vol 2
1:31
22. For the Beauty of the Earth
score: DIX: For Manuals Only, vol 2
1:38
23. Be Still, My Soul
score: FINLANDIA: For Manuals Only, vol 2
2:17
24. If You But Trust in God
score: WER NUR DEN LIEBEN GOTT: For Manuals Only
1:02
25. Built On a Rock
score: KIRKEN: Organ Music for the Seasons, vol 3
2:09
26. Come We That Love the Lord
score: MARCHING TO ZION: For Manuals Only
0:59
27. How Firm a Foundation
score: FOUNDATION: For Manuals Only
1:46
28. I Love Your Church, O Lord
score: ST. THOMAS: For All the Saints
2:15
The Wedding Suite (score: Wedding Suite)
29. The Wedding Suite—Procession
3:13
30. The Wedding Suite—Aria
3:20
31. The Wedding Suite—Litany
2:52
32. The Wedding Suite—Fanfares
3:05