Search Results for: e. c. schirmer
“I tell the story of love, the story of hate, the story that saves, and damns.
I am the incense upon which prayers float to heaven.
I am the smoke which palls over the field of battle where men lie dying with me on their lips.
I am close to the marriage altar, and when the graves open, I stand nearby.
I call the wanderer home, I rescue the soul from the depths.
I open the lips of lovers and through me the dead whisper to the living.
I speak through the birds of the air, the insects of the field,
the crash of the waters on rock-ribbed shores, the sighing of wind in the trees, and I am even heard
by the soul that knows me in the clatter of wheels on city streets.
Through me spirits immortal speak the message that makes the world weep, and laugh, and wonder, and worship.
I know my brother, yet all men are my brothers;
I am of them and they are of me, for I am the instrument of God.
I am music.”
—Anonymous, ca. 1919
Dr. Ronald Arnatt passed away on August 23, 2018. Born in 1930, he had an exceptional professional career spanning both sides of the Atlantic. After receiving his music education at Trinity College, London, and Durham University in England, he emigrated to the United States.
In the United States, Dr. Arnatt held professorial or Director of Music positions at Trinity Church in Boston, Westminster Choir College in Princeton, American University, Christ Church Cathedral in St. Louis, the University of Missouri, and with the St. Louis Chamber Orchestra and Chorus.
He is known internationally for his choral, organ, and brass compositions, many of which are published by ECS Publishing Group. Dr. Arnatt was past President of the American Guild of Organists. His final post was Director of Music and Organist at St. John’s Church in Beverly Farms, Massachusetts.
May both his memory and his musical legacy be blessings.
Stanley M. Hoffman, Ph.D.
Senior Editor, E. C. Schirmer and Galaxy Music
ECS Publishing Group | MorningStar Music | Canticle Distributing
Office: 615 Concord St, Framingham, MA 01702
Headquarters: 1727 Larkin Williams Rd, Fenton, MO 63026
Direct: (508) 620-7400 | Headquarters: (636) 305-0100