By Kenneth W. Hart

ISBN-10: 1574415670

ISBN-13: 9781574415674

After incomes his theology measure from Union Seminary in manhattan, Lloyd Pfautsch (1921–2003) came across his precise calling in church tune. He used to be invited to Southern Methodist collage in 1958 to begin their graduate software in sacred song and remained there for 34 years. open air the collage, he shaped the Dallas Civic refrain and led it for 25 years. He was once nationally identified for his undertaking and the standard of the musicians he produced in addition to for his compositions, a lot of that are illustrated right here together with his handwritten notations.

this can be the 1st biography of this crucial determine, and it really is informed from the perspective of an established colleague and good friend. Aligned with the biography, Kenneth W. Hart analyzes a few of Pfautsch's 1000's of compositions. this can be the definitive paintings on essentially the most influential American choral musicians of the 20 th century.

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He was also involved in student government and was elected president of his senior class at the seminary. A good citizen of the seminary community, he petitioned both Hugh Porter, director of the MSM program, and the president of the seminary for permission to form an ad hoc men’s chorus among the seminarians. Both men agreed and Porter even arranged for him to perform Brahms’s Alto Rhapsody for a UTS chapel service, with Carol Brice singing the solo and Porter him- 26 o A Day for Dancing Big Bertha – a loaner car to transport Pfautsch and youth groups between Helena and Bresher Falls, NY (1943) self accompanying.

If you are able, please feel free to come and sit in on the rehearsals. ). He remembered the fun of singing along with the group and then going out for a sandwich and coffee afterward and the chance to chat with the master of the choral art. Soon after that, Shaw started teaching part-time at The Juilliard School, which in those days was directly across 121st Street from Union Seminary. In one of their post-rehearsal chats Shaw said to Lloyd, “Why don’t you come over sometime, if you have time.

I immediately walked across the street to see if I could talk to Hugh Porter, dean of the School of Sacred Music at Union. ” Porter knew of Pfautsch’s professional vocal career and had used him for solos with the seminary choir as well as accompanying him for the previously mentioned Brahms performance. But he replied that Pfautsch would need to make up the undergraduate work, especially theory, that he lacked as a non-music major. ” But Pfautsch pointed out that he and Edith Herseth were soon to be married and that her two roommates were also getting married and leaving, so Edith’s apartment would work out quite well.

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