Gerre Hancock, one of the most acclaimed and accomplished organists and choral directors in the service of the Church, has died at the age of 77.
Dr. Hancock will be remembered by many for his years of service (1971-2004) as Organist and Master of Choristers at the Church of Saint Thomas Fifth Avenue in New York.
A few samples of Dr. Hancock’s work —
A 1976 improvisation on the Skinner at Saint Thomas:
The Savior’s Triumph, an improvisation by Dr. Hancock inspired by the windows in the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Hartford, Connecticut:
May he rest in peace;
and rise in glory. Amen.