was my organ professor at The Juilliard School, and he generously translated the Latin texts of Christus
into English for the Urtext. By the time I was producing Christus,
however, I'd not seen Albert in many years, which was a source of great sorrow. For, I truly loved him.
You see, before I sat down for my first lesson (or class) with him, I didn't know what music was. Albert showed me; he retrained my ear to hear previously unknown things. It is to him that I owe whatever understanding of music and its various styles I possess. Albert believed in the role of mentor/student. He taught me in the 19th-century manner; that is to say, he believed if he could teach me how to live I would know how to play the organ.
I was an unsophisticated boy from South Carolina who had no idea how to conduct myself in the company of distinguished people, such as the philanthropist Miss Alice Tully