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By Kenneth W. Hart

ISBN-10: 1574415670

ISBN-13: 9781574415674

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

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

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Pfautsch felt inferior to many of his classmates, at least in terms of preparation. They came from demanding undergraduate music majors at schools such as The Eastman School and The Curtis Institute while he had only studied voice and one course in music history at Elmhurst. He was especially challenged by theory classes. A course in Aural Harmony, in which the emotional qualities of chords were analyzed, was nearly his undoing. ” On the other hand, Pfautsch had many things going for him: he was slightly older and more mature than most of his classmates, he had far more professional music experience at the highest levels, he was married and consequently better focused than many, and he had already passed all the required theology courses with very high marks.

Still hoping to meet his parents’ expectations for him, Pfautsch also started a student pastorate in 1946. He took a job with the small Edgehill Church in Spuyten Deyvil, in the Bronx. However, starting a new degree and a new life as a married man while maintaining a very active professional singing career did not leave much time or energy for working at the church. Gradually Pfautsch realized 34 o A Day for Dancing Edie and Lloyd Pfautsch cut the wedding cake whilst both sets of parents look on approvingly.

He worked on the line in a steel mill, moving steel doors along a production line. ” Summer profits in hand, the eager theology student set off for New York City and a radically different way of life than he had yet experienced. Chapter 2 WW The Dance of Promise (New York City) I t would be an understatement to call Pfautsch’s decision to go to Union Theological Seminary merely a significant one. His entire life (spiritual, professional, and personal) was forever changed in very positive ways because of his experiences at the seminary and in New York City.

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