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Remembering Hugo Friedhofer

May 3, 2022|

Remembering Hugo on the 121st anniversary of his birth, May 3, 2022 - By Bruce Babcock One must be of a certain age to remember Hugo Friedhofer, but not to know his music. I was very fortunate to have had the opportunity to study privately with Hugo for two years [...]

Happy Birthday, Alfred Newman!

March 20, 2022|

I entered the business too late to have known Al personally, but I certainly felt his influence. My mentors, Earle Hagen and Hugo Friedhofer, both knew and admired Al. Earle was hired by Al at age 27 to work on staff at 20th. Hugo was also on the staff at [...]

Desmond Tutu 1931-2021

December 27, 2021|

All Unto Me “And I, if I be lifted up, will draw all men unto me.” John 12:32.  "All Unto Me” is a tribute to Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa, a longtime friend of All Saints Church, Pasadena, and was composed to commemorate the 125th anniversary of the church. [...]

“Be Still” News – December 9, 2020

April 7, 2021|

Casey Cook, Founder and Artistic Director at Artifice, Operations Coordinator at Chorus America and Musician in Residence at American University, and one of the American Prize judges, had some very complimentary words to say about "Be Still".

Dear Friends, Family, and Colleagues

November 13, 2020|

Dear Friends, Family, and Colleagues, Watcher of the Sky, a string quartet commissioned by the Mount Wilson Institute in celebration of the 2018 sesquicentennial of the birth of astronomer George Ellery Hale has been released on an album recorded by the Sirius Quartet. Playing on the Edge 2 was released on [...]