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Fifth Avenue FamousThe Extraordinary Story of Music at St. Patrick's Cathedral$
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Salvatore Basile

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780823231874

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011

DOI: 10.5422/fso/9780823231874.001.0001

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(p.325) Epilogue?
Fifth Avenue Famous

Salvatore Basile

Fordham University Press

Most histories of ongoing institutions tend to wrap up with a somewhat lame Where-We're-Going ending. In many ways (and especially for an institution like St. Patrick's Cathedral, which like a barometer must always respond to happenings both in New York and the world beyond), this is impossible. It is preferable, maybe, to end a history of music at the Cathedral by sitting in the Cathedral itself, quietly, looking hard at the surroundings. Thinking of that quiet, it's a moving experience to imagine what it would have been like to hear those long-ago singers and organists. Or even longer ago, what it would have been like to hear those 106 boys and young men, processing slowly down the Cathedral's central aisle on a spring day in 1879, making the first music ever heard in the space of St. Patrick's, and hearing absolutely no sound other than their own voices in unison.

Keywords:   St. Patrick's Cathedral, history, music, New York, singers, organists

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