Richard Proulx

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For the Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer, see Richard Proulx (RCMP officer).

Richard Proulx (AmEng [pɺu])[1] (born April 3, 1937, St. Paul, Minnesota — died February 18, 2010, Chicago, Illinois) was an American composer and editor of church music, including anthems, service music, hymn concertatos, organ music and music for handbell choir, formerly based in Chicago. The pronunciation of his name is suggested by the section of his catalog entitled "Noulx [new] from Proulx".


He served as a consultant on several important hymnals, including The Hymnal 1982 and the United Methodist Hymnal. He had a long association with Holy Name Cathedral, Chicago, and has made several recordings with The Cathedral Singers, a professional chorus which he founded in 1991. He died in Chicago, Illinois, aged 72, from undisclosed causes.

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  1. ^ "An Interview with Richard Proulx", .

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