Alfred V. Fedak

 

Alfred V. Fedak, noted organist and composer, is Minister of Music and the Arts at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Albany, New York, having held previous church positions in New Jersey and Michigan. He is active in the Hymn Society in the United States and Canada and in the American Guild of Organists, having served from 1995-2000 as Director of the National Certification Committee. To date he has published nearly 100 individual compositions including anthems, mass settings, vocal solos, and organ music. He has also composed over 80 hymn tunes which appear in various collections and denominational hymnals, including The Alfred V. Fedak Hymnary, published in 1990, and Sing to the Lord No Threadbare Song: New Hymntunes of Alfred V. Fedak, published in 2001.

Fedak was born July 4, 1953 in Elizabeth, New Jersey. He earned B.A. and B.M. degrees from Hope College, and an M.A. from Montclair State University. A Fellow of the American Guild of Organists he also holds the Guild's Choirmaster Certificate. He is the recipient of numerous prizes in organ performance and composition, including the A.G.O.'s S. Lewis Elmer Award for national high score on Guild exams.

 

Works available from Zimbel Press:
(Full information about each work is available from the catalogue pages.)

#80101176 -- A Psalm of Praise for organ
#80101192 -- Hymn: Blessed Be the Holy Sacrament for organ
#80101280 -- Last Verse: A Cycle of New England Epitaphs for SATB choir and piano