HUGO 0. BORNN
i )hnrg1l V.'.
THE REFORMED CHURCH
(Corner Nye and Crystal Gades)
OFFICIANTS: The Rt. Rev. Cedric E. Mills
Rev. Raymond E. Abbitt
ORGANIST: Leopold E. Benjamin
SOLOIST: Nina A. Corneiro
December 23, 1966
4:30 P. M.
:.UCO 0. Wn 1002-1w. musician. professor. aesthete.
re lived his life a symphony the theme. the develoemet.
the triwph of acievement. and the the all too unepected final.
'e remember "uo in his youth at the COeveot des Scree
Coeur*. seOrclli,. Seia t as only the aesthete can approach life.
e craved the mjoymet ad creation of beauty ad art is this world.
MtL friend recall then early incliatioe aend the fulfilemtl He
*ailed free the shors fr other Lceads. still is cstant imrseit
of thee musical e artistic bttioes. wether in Mea ToVr. LeJdes
Paris Visma. Kthai or waeever. he could be (feud i ewical circle.
As early a 1924 he entered the fId Jtuiliard Ietitute
of Nsicel Art in ow tIer City. from which he wa gradested is 192
(rm the regular course. md in 1)31 frta the profetsiolea corst.
Pe the engaged himself in the teaching of muaic sad concert work while
still in this metropolis, as well as i the ar lhborie cities. I
held the position of Cerreltoet ad teacher of advanced piasao l the
Central VraPrttan P, ic Ceoter. g t this was met emugh. t leoted
to the Old Uorld and its musical (gi- e tes.i' for the Parts
0per.a the Leoden Symphonic oetpourings. Tetre Alla scale. and the
like. In short. he was headed for the artist life e the ether side
of the Atltatic. Swvely. there was much there to leIar. to achieve.
to experience. .ith this is mid. it was Sot Ion before he wes
entered at L'tcorle o*Nle de Ieique of Paris. France. There he
studied the piano with Alfred CO6TOT. ad comeotiou with .adia
M9LAnGf P* littened to. ad we included i.s circles of Weber
and Cabby CASAIMstIh. echangiag techaques amJ chit chat setr rmede
struggle continued between the orgo nd piano wortb.
The highlight of Hugo's orgea wvk we the achievement of
the coveted homer of Associse of the Aerica- Culld of froeietts.
which he received. This detemslad as it were the preference of
the two intrments.
to 1956, Iugo term we elected to serve as Prfolesor of
music at Imptoa I-titute, Virginia. Here he also served a
Organist for accalaureato aed other special services no the
Institute, a wll as for the St. Cyprian Epicopal arurch I* the
city ol "Impton. At the lstlatte he developed new music teaching
techiques which were embodied to kht doctoral dissertatioe.
Our latest mery Iof Nete' musical interest is of the very
well atteded lecturee a popular native and folk music iven at the
College of the Virtgi I1sland dLring the smer of 1W. Thew
lectures were based ea extemasie re search e this subject spread
ver meny vwiits be. Seb of this mwuic is preserved is his
At the time of his very uncimely death, he wn engaged it
the ptrparetiom of a publicatie designed to collect and recapture
the fok usic of his beloved Virgin Illeads. in music and lyrics.
ay will v oisew his pasitg. but his flily Mad friend
will cherish the meory of his gentle ature, ever thoughtful.
lway kind, tad say of hi as pe rhape e w would Ihe gid:
The syph y of his life we ended with a startlima and ever
to be remambred creutede : at yuletide.
by the beamtiful sotlerrn FIreac leadscapr. r ford.ews. I.-w he
also appeared ao pimas soloist with the w ul new L.vrw',t-
orchestra ir the celebroced elle C.ave.u. i1.l .*ich am n *r,.casted
over madie statioe ie ow race.
leluctaftly. at the outhreak of ":rld var II. *-rturned
to the I'lited t ates an vw Yor. %ut not ru res. r w.,s ever
strivig (for perfecttao ad proficlencv is i* chwn f|ild. Slowly
the piae we p.tvlrl wray to the orxma. 'is te.ctinae costiued, but
e did his studies. In the meantime. w *peialsed ina organ
studies with the famI- Oerpist of tie t rahvdrai of St. Ja l the
Divie.. ?1PaM Ct-JPCWTT. me served so nrastmt and ChOir
trector of St. Andrem rpiacpal Church. faw org recital and
directed chlral prresetatiees for eumy *etcial entse itn the City.
Very sean after his retcrs to :ew Tork. we find hiL reia-
rterd at Celibias UiLersity's TeacLher Collee where he Wearse his
Sachelor of Science m muoic. na oeickly thereafter he look his
Master of Scrend *"rsc at UicLa TheloIel cal Sentmiry is Jmne 1949.
I1 Jne 1964. he c lmpleted his tnctorerte la "sical rdcatlon. ar.l
fre TYeacher Cnlele of Colebli lteirstly (PJ.D.. 194. tusic).
The Theies is eLtitled
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T>ese years of study ami teaclkt in *l York were
freo.Miti .~eactsMed by visits It his nativc ft.r.asem amd his
bklc Ifl~le. erp S e gave ocrasloal srwnr pitae concerts sad
irr-. :t trerrals. a uell *a or*-- 'rorrana in his favorite Lofesd
Cr.t.l-. a. well s In the Lthefr Ts &Md atodiit Churches. The
ORDER OF SERVICE
Prelude "Come Sweetest Death.Come. Blessed Rest"
*The Opening Hymn -No. 331 "Lead Kindly Light"
*The Opening Sentences
Solo "Sunset and Evening Star" Nina A. Cornciro
(Words. Alfred Lord Tennyson Music. Jcseph Barnby)
*Psalms 121. 122 responsivelyy)
The Anthem "Be Still. My Soul Choir
(Muqic from Sibeliius' FINLANDIA
Words Psalm 46)
The Minister: The Lord be with you
The People: And with Thy Spirit
The Minister: Let us pray.
All: The Lord's Prayer
The Minister: Additional Prayers
*The Closing Hymn No. 917 "Forever with the Lord"
The Recessional "Dead March" from SAUL by
* Indicates Congregation Standing
(Hymns No. 64 and 271 to be sung at the graveside.)