Tag: Music

De Falcón, Elida García (1879-1968)
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De Falcón, Elida García (1879-1968)

Mission and Hymn Translator Elida García de Falcón was orphaned at the age of ten in Guerrero, Tamaulipas, Mexico. She made her home with her only sister, Rosaura, who had married one of the first Mexican Methodist ministers, Pedro Grado. With them she itinerated and attended mission schools, including Holding Institute at Laredo, Texas. She...

Monteiro, Simei (1943 – )
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Monteiro, Simei (1943 – )

Brazilian Hymn Writer and Translator Simei Monteiro, a retired United Methodist-sponsored Person in Mission in her home country of Brazil, searches to sing her faith in a uniquely Brazilian way. “I felt very strongly that we Brazilians should be expressing our faith in our own musical traditions. I committed myself to compose music which would...