Sunday, February 16, 2014

Update On Robert B. Lynn

Through the kind assistance of Lisa [Lynn] Bailey, I now have a photo of Dr. Lynn. I'll post it here and also with the original obituary below.


  1. Condolences Steve on this loss of a dear friend, mentor and gifted man. What piece of music do you think best characterizes his spirit? I will play it and think of him through your eyes. peace, M

    1. karmanot, thank you - and what a splendid idea! Dr. Lynn conducted all the J.S. Bach cantatas and larger works... the Lutheran liturgical year almos three times around, if I remember Bach's oeuvre correctly... and all of the larger works (B Minor Mass, Christmas Oratorio, St. Matthew Passion, St. John Passion) in Lynn's role as conductor of the Bach Society at Christ the King Lutheran Church. So you could pick your favorite. Or you could go with my personal in memoriam, a funeral cantata written early in Bach's career, with a text that surely restores the faith of any devout Christian (Dr. Lynn was; I am not) that their days in heaven are coming: Cantata 106, Gottes Zeit ist die Allerbeste Zeit. The cantata employs... would you believe it... a pair of alto recorders; my good friend and colleague Paul and I played those under Dr. Lynn's baton. Yes, that work is appropriate in just about every way. Thanks for suggesting the memorial.



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