Fred Bock (1939-1998) was a nationally known publisher of choral music, composer, arranger, organist and choir director. Bock had been music director at First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood for the past 15 years, and before that was music director of Bel Air Presbyterian Church for 14 years. After working for Word Inc. publishers in the 1960s, Bock founded several of his own companies. His first, Gentry Publications, became instantly successful with a choral arrangement of "Scarborough Fair," a song made famous by Simon and Garfunkel in the film "The Graduate." Gentry continues to publish choral music for schools, and the company bearing Bock's name publishes church music for choir, organ, piano and other instruments. An expert on church hymns, Bock was editor as well as publisher of "Hymns for the Family of God," which was first issued in 1976 and has sold more than 3 million copies. Bock continued to publish the old and write the new. More than 300 of his compositions and arrangements are in print, including a cantata, "Song of Triumph," performed by the Norman Luboff Choir, and a piano series called "Bock's Best", of which this is Volume 1. Renowned as a choral director, Bock presented choral clinics across the nation and staged mammoth productions in the Los Angeles churches he served. This volume includes 53 arrangements including "A Mighty Fortress Is Our God", "Great Is They Faithfulness", "Mansion Over The Hilltop", and "Thou Art Worthy".
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Book Description Fred Bock Music Company, 1980. Spiral-bound. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110004775422
Book Description Fred Bock Music Company, 1980. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 4775422