Berry, Gillian Patricia


b Guildford, Surrey 1957. St John Bosco Sch, Chertsey, and Guildford Tech Coll; Univ Coll of N Wales, Bangor (BMus 1979, studying under Wm Matthias) and Keele Univ (Graduate Diploma in Counselling, 2000). Having worked as a choral singing tutor and administrator, she lives in Shrewsbury, married to the former pastor of an FIEC church; a music consultant for Praise! and subsequently a member of Praise Trust, who often responded to requests for a new tune. Lord from the splendour was published in 1988, from an HTV Wales Christmas Carol Competition. She has composed several tunes for texts by Emma Turl (qv), including some published in the monthly Evangelicals Now from 1993 onwards, and 35 included in Time to Celebrate (1999, music edn 2001). Some 50 of her tunes are in print, including two in the 2004 edn of CH. Nos.27B, 53, 107, 110, 119G, 123, 130, 168, 635, 640, 751, 825, 870.

Hymns and songs by Berry, Gillian Patricia

Number Hymn Name
1017 Lord, from the splendour of heaven you came
1126 Who is this baby?