Music: Pioneer from Georgia

Gerald Wilfring Gore is a prolific arranger of music who for years made a modest living turning out choral adaptations of such varied works as Home on the Range, Pestalozza's Ciribiribin, William Byrd's Ave Verum Corpus. Last week, in Manhattan's Caspary Auditorium, a crowd of musical professionals gathered to honor Arranger Gore on his 75th birthday. But the man who rose to take a shy bow at concert's end was known to the audience not as Gerald Gore but as Composer Wallingford Riegger.

Although the compositions of Wally Riegger are widely and justly...

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