Matthew R. Perry

Anthony Burger dead at the age of 44

In Uncategorized on February 26, 2006 at 3:19 pm

Whether or not you are a fan of the Bill Gaither Homecoming Series of videos and CDs, you still have to appreciate the piano stylings of one Anthony Burger. I have played piano since I was six years old and had the privilege of being classically trained both on a bachelor’s and graduate level academically, but when I would see and hear Anthony Burger play I’d almost give up the instrument. He could play some throw-down Southern Gospel then turn right around and play Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue or Debussy’s Clair de Lune flawlessly.

But alas, the shortness of our life and the fact that our life is a mist and a vapor — here today and gone tomorrow — is now in the forefront of everyone’s mind that enjoyed Burger’s piano work. As Janet Parshall sang at so many Gaither Homecoming Concerts, “Another soldier’s coming home.”

Click on the blog title to read the USA Today’s account of Burger’s passing.

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  1. What you said about him is so true. He’s such an inspiration. He could just make that piano sing some of the sweetest music I have ever heard. I will miss him a lot. I’m sure God is happy to have him in His heavenly chior now!

  2. What you said about him is so true. He’s such an inspiration. He could just make that piano sing some of the sweetest music I have ever heard. I will miss him a lot. I’m sure God is happy to have him in His heavenly chior now!

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