Tag Archives: Alan Smith

a trip to Massachusetts (and its disappointing aftermath)

    During the month just ended, I took a trip to Massachusetts to attend the American Literature Association’s annual conference in Boston, and also to take photos of personal interest from the point of view of my personal history … Continue reading

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reflections about my Dad as a pianist

          The following is the text of an email of mine to family members (plus, note downloadable audio file above):     I have been sort of in the dumps today. Wanted to listen to some … Continue reading

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My Father’s Career as a Musician

  A message from someone who read a post on this blog, asking about my father’s career as a musician, prompted me to respond as follows:   — Roger W. Smith       September 2016       ****************************************************************   re … Continue reading

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Father Paul Gallivan

  Father Paul Gallivan was a good friend and a colleague of my father, Alan W. Smith, in musical productions of Saint Paul’s Roman Catholic Church in Dorchester, Massachusetts. He delivered a eulogy at my father’s memorial service.

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Alan W. Smith, piano teacher

 

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St. Paul Catholic church, Dorchester, MA, program, “The King and I,” 1958

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poem written by choir members in tribute to Alan W. Smith, First Parish Unitarian Universalist, Canton, MA

  My father, Alan W. Smith, was organist and choir director during the 1950’s and 60’s at the First Parish Unitarian Universalist church in Canton, MA. I recall with pleasure the choir rehearsals every Thursday evening at our house at … Continue reading

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