I just learned from the University of Redland's quarterly OchTamale magazine, that Andrew Crow had passed away in July. I am so sorry to hear that. I then found your July 16 article about Andy and that is why I'm writing to you now.
Andy and I were college roommates at U of R in 1955, our senior year. I liked Andy a lot. He was just a really nice person - and what talent he had! I remember times going to the Memorial Chapel just to watch him practice on the 4-manual Casavant organ. The school magazine mentioned that he was involved with the care and tuning of that organ. That makes sense because he was just about the only person I ever knew who truly had perfect pitch.
On at least one occasion I joined Andy in the music building as he played smaller organs and I questioned his perfect pitch qualities, so he said, "put all five fingers on the keyboard at once and I will tell what notes you are playing". So, I did that and he correctly said the right notes. (Actually, it might have been 10 fingers, I just don't remember now, 61 years later.) What an incredible talent!
The world is a better place now, because Andy Crow passed through.
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