Bob Granner was my favorite teacher in boarding school. He showed up as a bouncing musician and liberal at our school in the l960s, took up smoking and drinking with our renegade pastor, Bob Dewey and started directing musicals. Here we were, a small bunch of American kids in India, putting on The Music Man, The King and I, and other dramatic performances! I loved singing and acting and got into the adventure. Bob was friendly, funny, wild, and well loved by all (except our fundamentalist brethren, who were likely offended by his alliance with the Devilish Mr. Dewey.)
Now 80+ year old Bob lives half-time in the same area of India, has tons of friends all over the world, and still plays the organ and piano with gusto. Here’s Bob giving me a little taste of Mendelssohon. He has some arthritis and didn’t practice this, so he did not present perfection. But I so enjoyed his little mini-concert in the hills of South India, and I hope you do too! The piece is called Duetto- Duet. Listen for the soprano and tenor lines that sing in duet.
Bob has the touch!