Buckley is recalled as a scholar of religion in the early U.S. republic and, perhaps, a man with a great gift for friendship.
Paul Salamunovich (1927-2014) was director of the L.A. Master Chorale for 10 years as well as professor of music and director of choral activities at Loyola University and LMU from 1964 to 1991. He was also choir director at St. Charles Borromeo Church in North Hollywood. We asked Mary C. Breden, professor and director of choral activities at LMU, to share her memories as Salamunovich’s student and colleague.
On the fifth anniversary of the passing of Peg Dolan, R.S.H.M., LMU Magazine produced a video slideshow that highlighted Sister Peg’s many contributions to the LMU community. When we circulated it through social media, the slideshow elicited many moving testimonies to the impact that Sister Peg had on the LMU community. Here are some of those comments.
Paul Salamunovich (1927–2014) was director of the Los Angeles Master Chorale, LMU professor and director of choral activities, and choir director of St. Charles Borromeo Church in North Hollywood. One of his most creative and satisfying collaborations with was Morten Lauridsen, composer-in-residence of the Los Angeles Master Chorale (1994–2001) whose “Lux Aeterna” was premiered by Salamunovich and the chorale. “I have waited for this piece my entire life,” Salamunovich once said of it. We asked Morten Lauridsen to reflect on his friendship and work with Paul Salamunovich.