Bob Weaver comes by his interest in church music and composing naturally. His father was a Presbyterian minister in Baltimore, and Bob and his two brothers have a long tradition of participating in sacred music-making. One brother, John, is a concert organist, composer, and retired organ teacher (Curtis and Juilliard). Bob and John attended a wonderful summer composition camp (now called the Walden School) when they were young. Bob and his wife sing in the choir of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Amherst, MA. He is Professor Emeritus of Mathematics and Computer Science at Mount Holyoke College. Collaborating with William Pasch, Bob has several hymns and anthems published by Augsburg Fortress and St. James Music Press and elsewhere.
Since I retired from Mount Holyoke in 2009, I have worked closely (though geographically at a distance) with William Allen Pasch trading Sibelius files over the internet. Generally, Bill writes wonderful hymn texts, I set them to music with hymn tunes, and then together we expand them to anthems based on the hymns. I also sing in my church choir and in a community chorus in the area.
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Other: Recording of \\\\\\\"We All Believe\\\\\\\" - St. James - with William Allen Pasch text