Cover

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Title, copyright, dedication

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pp. i-iv

Contents

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pp. v-vi

List of Musical Examples

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pp. vii-viii

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Acknowledgments

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pp. ix-x

I am first of all greatly indebted to Lloyd and Edie Pfautsch for their friendship, their support, and their collegial treatment of Ellen and me. Next I appreciate the lengthy and constant support of my immediate family: Ellen, Justin, and Daniel Hart as well as Stephanie Patsley Hart and Rachel Ballard....

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The Call to Dance (A Prologue)

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pp. 1-5

It was 27 June 1965 and the venue was the 13,000-seat San Francisco Cow Palace, a gargantuan site, home to national rodeos, Ringling Brothers, Barnum and Bailey circuses, and numerous major sporting events. The six-acre building had been the embarkation site for thousands of troops involved in World War II (1941–46). But ironically today’s festival was being held for virtually the opposite purpose:...

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Chapter 1. The Dance of Prophecy (Missouri and Illinois)

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pp. 6-22

On October 2, 1827, Joseph Pfautsch, a successful, thirty-twoyear- old master barrel-maker from Austria, was betrothed to Margaretha Hoermann, a twenty-seven-year-old farmer’s daughter from Altmuenster, Bavaria.1 They were married at the Catholic church in the tiny town of Maineck (population 200) in the upper...

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Chapter 2. The Dance of Promise (New York)

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pp. 23-54

It would be an understatement to call Pfautsch’s decision to go to Union Theological Seminary merely a significant one. His entire life (spiritual, professional, and personal) was forever changed in very positive ways because of his experiences at the seminary and in New York City. What he learned while pursuing two degrees at...

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Chapter 3. The Dance of Announcement (Illinois)

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pp. 55-84

It is often true that jobs offered and opportunities presented are fortuitous. Certainly Lloyd Pfautsch felt called to the position at Illinois Wesleyan, but even he could not know what a great match was in the making when he agreed to move to Bloomington, Illinois. He found himself surrounded by colleagues he could respect, students who challenged him to do his best, and an academic life...

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Chapter 4. The Dance of Fulfillment (Texas)

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pp. 85-130

Lloyd Pfautsch came to Texas for a job incorporating both theology and music, finally resolving the tensions he had faced since high school days in trying to choose one field over the other. Attempting to fulfill his parents’ dream of a son ordained by the church and still satisfy his own creative urges as a musician had been...

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Chapter 5. The Dance of Adoration (Popularity and Success)

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pp. 131-166

At the same time he was building two graduate degree programs at SMU, Lloyd Pfautsch was also building an impressive career throughout the United States as a choral conductor and a composer. From the late 1960s until his retirement in 1992 he was very much in demand to conduct All-State High School Honor Choirs...

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The Eternal Dance (An Epilogue).

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pp. 167-175

Although Lloyd Pfautsch was the first to admit that he had led quite a wonderful life, he had his challenges, too. Among them health ranked fairly high. He was generally a very healthy person, robust and athletic. But in his fifties he developed a hyperthyroid condition. It began when he was conducting at the Presbyterian...

Appendices

A. Pfautsch Family Tree

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pp. 176-176

B. Chronological List of Musical Events Involving Lloyd Pfautsch

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pp. 177-180

C. A Lloyd Pfautsch Chronology

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pp. 181-182

D. Non-Choral Compositions

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pp. 183-184

E. Choral Compositions

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pp. 185-202

F. Commissions

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pp. 203-208

G. 36 Years of Service to America’s Youth (A Partial List of Festivals Conducted)

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pp. 209-211

H. MM Choral Conducting Graduates With Doctorates

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pp. 212-213

I. Other MM Choral Conducting Graduates

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pp. 214-215

J. An Analysis of Careers for MM Choral Conducting Graduates

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pp. 216-217

K. Meditation on Psalm 67: A Tribute to Lloyd Pfautsch

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pp. 218-221

L. Lloyd Pfautsch Remembered: A Eulogy

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pp. 222-225

Notes

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pp. 226-229

Bibliography

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pp. 230-238

Index

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pp. 239-245