Mary McDonald (b. 1956) — Partita on “Blessed Name” (2014) for organ
(on the hymn tune BLESSED NAME, Ralph E. Hudson)
Mary McDonald (b. 1956) is a native of Knoxville, Tennessee and is an active composer, arranger, and organist. She was a sacred choral editor for the Lorenz Corporation for more than 20 years and has served as organist and pianist for several churches. McDonald is best-known for her more than 700 choral anthems along with a number of cantatas and works for piano and organ. In 2000, she became the first woman president of the Southern Baptist Church Music Conference.
Published by Lorenz Publishing Co. in “God Gave a Song: Eight Gospel Hymn Settings”