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Boys and Girls Together (1970–90)

Salvatore Basile

in Fifth Avenue Famous: The Extraordinary Story of Music at St. Patrick's Cathedral

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823231874
eISBN:
9780823234929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823231874.003.0006
Subject:
History, Social History

John Grady would tell friends that he had always dreamed of having one job—music director of St. Patrick's Cathedral. Whether or not that was strictly true, most of his ... More


The More Things Change (1943–70)

Salvatore Basile

in Fifth Avenue Famous: The Extraordinary Story of Music at St. Patrick's Cathedral

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823231874
eISBN:
9780823234929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823231874.003.0005
Subject:
History, Social History

For the leadership of its music, St. Patrick's Cathedral had traveled a circuitous path from the days of the modest William F. Pecher to the reclusive James Ungerer to the ... More


Fifth Avenue Famous: The Extraordinary Story of Music at St. Patrick's Cathedral

Salvatore Basile

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823231874
eISBN:
9780823234929
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823231874.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

Since its inception more than 125 years ago, the Cathedral Choir of St. Patrick's Cathedral has been considered the gold standard of liturgical music—an example of artistic excellence ... More


“Professor” (1929–43)

Salvatore Basile

in Fifth Avenue Famous: The Extraordinary Story of Music at St. Patrick's Cathedral

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823231874
eISBN:
9780823234929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823231874.003.0004
Subject:
History, Social History

In giving Pietro Yon authority over the music at St. Patrick's, the Cathedral was committing to a very grand experiment. He would receive a lavish budget and whatever ... More


Only the Right Men, Only the White List (1904–29)

Salvatore Basile

in Fifth Avenue Famous: The Extraordinary Story of Music at St. Patrick's Cathedral

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823231874
eISBN:
9780823234929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823231874.003.0003
Subject:
History, Social History

As the process of grieving never fits into a business schedule, the early months of 1904 were a very black time for the musicians of St. Patrick's Cathedral. They were ... More


For the First Time(s) in Cathedral History (1998– )

Salvatore Basile

in Fifth Avenue Famous: The Extraordinary Story of Music at St. Patrick's Cathedral

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823231874
eISBN:
9780823234929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823231874.003.0008
Subject:
History, Social History

Whatever had befallen the music department of St. Patrick's Cathedral, its members could point with pride to the fact that their music had been led by a succession of only six ... More


The Trash Twin of Fifth Avenue (1990–97)

Salvatore Basile

in Fifth Avenue Famous: The Extraordinary Story of Music at St. Patrick's Cathedral

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823231874
eISBN:
9780823234929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823231874.003.0007
Subject:
History, Social History

Almost as quickly as the news of John Grady's death was spreading through the ranks of choir members by phone, Monsignor Dalla Villa was sitting down to an emergency meeting ... More


The Substitute Choirmaster (May 25, 1879)

Salvatore Basile

in Fifth Avenue Famous: The Extraordinary Story of Music at St. Patrick's Cathedral

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823231874
eISBN:
9780823234929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823231874.003.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

William F. Pecher had more than enough reason to be discouraged. For most of his life, the organist had led an existence in which careful plans had always been made, but ... More


Mammon vs. Cecilians (1879–1904)

Salvatore Basile

in Fifth Avenue Famous: The Extraordinary Story of Music at St. Patrick's Cathedral

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823231874
eISBN:
9780823234929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823231874.003.0002
Subject:
History, Social History

The late nineteenth century was a fascinating time in which to be a church musician. The job did not carry the swank of centuries past, when choristers were lifelong retainers ... More


Epilogue?

Salvatore Basile

in Fifth Avenue Famous: The Extraordinary Story of Music at St. Patrick's Cathedral

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823231874
eISBN:
9780823234929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823231874.003.0009
Subject:
History, Social History

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 ... More


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