Editorial for February 2012
Published on February 1, 2012
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Here are the 12 winners of the Tallis Scholars Sacred Music of the Rennaisance 4-CD box set—our January drawing/giveaway:
Lee Aldridge, Albuquerque NM; Robert Gilbert, Norcross GA; Morris Birnbaum, Merion Station PA; Lary Leavitt, Skokie IL; Alan Craig, Grand Junction CO; Bill Kimbel, Phoenix AZ; James Burr, Larchmont NY; Ken Parsons, Ooltewah TN; Kevin Walsh, Westfield NJ; Jim Walton, Columbus GA; George Sakakini, Beaufort SC; Patty Boutin, Rochester NH. Congrats to all!
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