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The legacy of an organist and professor

The passion Gerre Hancock had for music is center stage in this Longhorn Network video. The respected professor passed away Jan. 21.

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Gerre Hancock, a celebrated concert organist, choral director and professor of sacred music at the university, and the Bates Recital Hall’s magnificent Visser-Rowland Tracker Organ on the UT campus are the true stars of this video.

Hancock, described as a “legend in his own time,” by Glenn Chandler, director of the Butler School of Music, passed away on Jan. 21 due to cardiac arrest. He was 77.

In this video, which debuted on the Longhorn Network, audiences get a sample of the passion Hancock brought to his music and teaching.

A funeral for the beloved professor will be held at 11 a.m. Feb. 4 at St. Thomas Church Fifth Avenue in New York City. For updated information visit: http://www.saintthomaschurch.org/about/news or the Butler School of Music.