1931-2012
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1931, Cedar Grove, Wisconsin.

Grotenhuis was educated at Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan; Michigan State University, Lansing; and Ohio State University, Columbus. He was a professor of music and director of choral music at Dordt College, Sioux Center, Iowa, from 1960 until retiring in 1994. He directed the Dordt choir in many recordings, including a number of psalm arrangements found in the Christian Reformed Church’s 1959 Psalter Hymnal. He also he served on the Revision Committee for the 1987 edition of the Psalter Hymnal. He is remembered as the composer, arranger, and harmonizer of numerous hymn tunes.

  1. Arirang
  2. Arise, Shine (Glass)
  3. Break Bread Together
  4. Bunessan
  5. Captivity
  6. Centennial Prayer
  7. Christ Ist Erstanden
  8. Christe, Du Lamm Gottes
  9. Church Street
  10. Clap Your Hands
  11. Clay
  12. Dir, Dir, Jehova
  13. Earth and All Stars
  14. Eleanor
  15. Foundation
  16. Genevan 100
  17. Genevan 107
  18. Genevan 124
  19. Genevan 138
  20. Genevan 150
  21. Genevan 19
  22. Genevan 27
  23. Genevan 65
  24. Genevan 81
  25. Genevan 95
  26. Genevan 97
  27. Genevan 98/118
  28. Glorify Thy Name
  29. He Is Lord
  30. Komt, Verwondert
  31. Lasst Uns Erfreuen
  32. Lester
  33. Lobet und Preiset
  34. Lord, Revive Us
  35. Machs Mit Mir
  36. Mag Ich Unglück
  37. Mason
  38. Minerva
  39. O Heiland, Reiss die Himmel Auf
  40. Oh Que Bueno
  41. Our God Reigns
  42. Philip
  43. Rejoice
  44. Rendez à Dieu
  45. Resignation
  46. Robert
  47. Rok Novy
  48. Shepherds’ Pipes
  49. Sing Alleluia
  50. Slava Bogu
  51. Some Day
  52. Star in the East
  53. Te Vengo
  54. The Church’s Desolation
  55. Thomas
  56. Toronto (Seerveld)
  57. Vergeef, O Heer
  58. Vruchten
  59. Workers’ Song
  60. Wyatt