Carolee Curtis Green
Carolee Curtis Green is the composer of “Awake and Arise” (#8), which she set to the words by her grandfather Theodore E. Curtis. Her composition won her first place in the Ensign Hymn Contest. It was printed in the Ensign magazine and then accepted for the 1985 Hymns of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Carolee said her “goal was to convey ‘what a child and loving parent feel when a parent wakes the child from sleep to see or do something beautiful.’”
She also composed “The Shepherds Watching through the Night,” which won honorable mention in the hymn division of the Joel Hills Johnson Music Contest. In 1993 she composed “Oh, How Resplendent.”
She was born in 1940. She is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.