On Boys' Camp in the Catskills
Did I ever tell you that I was music director for 50 years at a boys' camp in the Catskills, with an organ that was pumped by the boys? It was a large pipe organ, not just a little harmonium. The camp was a very odd combination of high-church Episcopalianism and the military, with drills and all that sort of thing. The children actually got very good training that way. I had been music director of that camp before the way, and as soon as I was released from service, I went back for the two summer months of 1946, and then I checked in at Harvard and I got my degree in May 1947 -- a master's degree in music. The same month I also successfully passed the [American Guild of Organists] examination to become [a Fellow of the American Guild of Organists].
Higgins, Kathryn A. "Interviews with Charles Dodsley Walker." The American Organist October 2009, p. 62.
Previously: NYT - Lake Delaware Boys' Camp in
Walker as dedicatee: Langlais's "Postlude III" from his Four Postludes is dedicated to Charles Dodsley Walker. I'm sure he had other pieces dedicated to him as well.
Labels: Charles Dodsley Walker, Langlais, LDBC
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