The sound of spirituality

Robert Ripley was a cellist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) for 40 years after having spent a number of years in the Cleveland Orchestra. During World War II, he served in the Army Air Forces Band, formed by Glenn Miller at the peak of his fame. The Sentinel asked Mr. Ripley to talk about Christian Science and music with Roderick Nordell, who was writing and editing articles on the arts and other subjects during most of those same years right across the street from the BSO, at The Christian Science Monitor.

Rod: Welcome, Bob. We'll soon get to some good experiences you had where music and religion and inspiration came together. But I have to note that, as a part-time drummer, I'm often reminded that a drummer is someone who likes to hang out with musicians. And here I am hanging out with a complete musician.

Through a spiritual lens—a photo gallery
October 1, 2001

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