12/14/08 - NNHS Newsletter - Fenno Heath
Fenno Follansbee Heath Jr.
Newport News High School Class of February 1944
Friends and Schoolmates,
Somewhat belatedly, we have yet another sad edition of the NNHS Newsletter this morning. Fenno Heath, President of the Class of February 1944, passed away on Friday, December 5, 2008 in Hamden, Connecticut at the age of 81.
From the Daily Press
HAMDEN, CONN. - Fenno Follansbee Heath Jr., 81, beloved husband and father,
passed away peacefully Dec. 5, 2008, at his home in Hamden, Conn., following a
He was born in Hampton, Va., on Dec. 30, 1926, to the late Fenno F. and Dorothy Jones Heath. Prof. Heath was the Director of the Yale Glee Club from 1953-1992, a longtime conductor of the Litchfield County Choral Union and of the University Glee Club of New Haven, Conn. Widely respected as a composer, teacher and choral conductor, Prof. Heath was a mentor to generations of young singers, and was active as a composer, guest lecturer and conductor long into his retirement years. Raised in Hampton, Va., he graduated from Newport News High School and attended Loomis School before entering Yale University.
His college career was
interrupted by service in the U.S. Army during WWII. He graduated from Yale with
the Class of 1950 during which he conducted the Apollo Glee Club and sang with
the Yale Glee Club, the Spizzwinks and the Whiffenpoofs. At the Yale School of
Music he received his Mus.B. in 1951 and Mus.M. in 1952, as a student of Quincy
Porter and Paul Hindemith.
Published in the Daily Press from 12/14/2008 - 12/15/2008.
Our sincerest sympathies are extended to the entire Heath family and their friends at this difficult time.
From Fred Field (June '45) of CA - 12/14/08 - " Fenno Heath Obit.":
Thank you, Fred.
Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
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- Johannes Brahms, 1865-8
III. Herr, lehre doch mich
Herr, lehre doch mich,
daß ein Ende mit mir haben muß.
und mein Leben ein Ziel hat,
und ich davon muß.
Siehe, meine Tage sind
einer Hand breit vor Dir,
und mein Leben ist wie nichts vor Dir.
Ach wie gar nichts sind alle Menschen,
die doch so sicher leben.
Sie gehen daher wie ein Schemen
und machen ihnen viel vergebliche Unruhe;
sie sammeln und wissen nicht,
wer es kriegen wird.
Nun Herr, wes soll ich mich trösten?
Ich hoffe auf Dich.
(Psalm 39, 5-8)
Der Gerechten Seelen sind in Gottes Hand
und keine Qual rühret sie an.
(Weisheit Salomos 3, 1)
III. Lord, make me to know mine end
Lord, make me to know mine end,
and the measure of my days,
what it is:
that I may know how frail I am.
Behold, thou hast made my days
as an handbreadth;
and mine age is as nothing before thee....
(Wisdom of Solomon 3:1)
Movement of Johannes Brahms' "A German Requiem", "Herr, Lehre
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German Lyrics courtesy of http://de.wikisource.org/wiki/Ein_Deutsches_Requiem - 01/14/07
English lyrics courtesy of http://www.stanford.edu/group/SymCh/DeutReq.html - 01/14/07
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