February 28, 2012
Renaissance Chorus Association, Inc
It is with deep distress that we share the passing of a treasured former colleague in the Department of Social Services, but more to our common musical lives, fellow singer and active professional musician in all genres. Lou was an orchestration student of Harold Brown at Mansfield, and rejoined him in New York, assisting him in the editing and orthography of the 1978 Renaissance Chorus edition of Johannes Ockeghem’s Missa “Cuisvis toni.”
After Harold passed, Lou created MIDIs for us of the previously unheard andante sostenuto of the 1950 “Four Symphonic Movements,” which can also be heard on our music page. He also created a MIDI of one of Harold’s delightful 1945 “Divertimentos for Small Orchestra,” which we will also, in tribute, add to the site.
Most important, Lou was a wonderful family and community man, friend to all that is right. He was also an apt and witty writer: read his Chorus People memoir on our site "Harold in Hinterland", which is – as was he – priceless. Our deep respect and sympathy to Judy and all his family.