Monday, October 14, 2013

Doug Bush (1947-2013)

I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Doug Bush last week.

I got to know Doug Bush because he used to play the piano at the Christmas parties. I think that it says something about him that in those settings, he did not draw attention to himself. Here was a world-class organist, sitting at the piano to accompany a bunch of amateur singers and the only thing you really noticed about him was he was competent (very competent). But he did not draw attention to himself or how good he really was. He just played and made it a joy to sing.