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Hans Tischler Day proclaimed honoring musicologist's life work

Happy Hans Tischler Day!

Bloomington Mayor Mark Kruzan has designated January 18, 2008, as Hans Tischler Day, in honor of the internationally renowned musicologist and Jacobs School of Music professor emeritus.

In celebration, today Dean Gwyn Richards read the following proclamation at Mr. Tischler's Musicology Colloquium Series lecture presentation: "A report on the earliest polyphonic art music."


WHEREAS, Hans is one of the world's foremost authorities on early Medieval polyphony as well as the music and poetry of medieval troubadours;

WHEREAS, Hans is a pioneer in the study of Gustav Mahler's compositional style;

WHEREAS, Hans is a scholar of wide-ranging interests beyond those already mentioned, including the music of Mozart, Mendelssohn, and Hindemith;

WHEREAS, Hans is the author of a textbook on harmony;

WHEREAS, Hans is a respected and beloved colleague and teacher at Universities in America and Israel, and most of all here at the Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington, IN;

WHEREAS, Hans is the founder of the Bloomington Chamber Music Society;

WHEREAS, Hans is a pianist, conductor, composer and all-around musician;

WHEREAS, Hans is a polyglot of modern and ancient languages and a true humanist;

WHEREAS, Hans is an example to numerous generations of graduate students and colleagues on how to live well and remain productive for over 70 years; and finally;

WHEREAS, Hans is a significant environmental hazard (just think of all the trees that have been felled to publish all those books).

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Mark Kruzan, Mayor of Bloomington, Indiana, do hereby proclaim Friday, January 18, 2008, as

Hans Tischler Day

in Bloomington, and call on all citizens to congratulate Hans on his 93rd birthday.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have here unto set my hand and caused to be affixed the Seal of the City of Bloomington this 18th day of January 2008.

Mark Kruzan, Mayor

City of Bloomington