On January 22, 1999, Bernard Shaak died unexpectedly from a heart attack at his home in Denver, Colorado. His family, students and their parents, friends, colleagues and the entire musical community were overwhelmed by grief and sorrow. An eloquent and inspired Memorial Service was presented the following Wednesday by his friends, students, and family members at the beautiful Whatley Chapel on the University of Denver campus. Hundreds of tributes to him and his teaching poured in from all over the country. Several of these poignant essays as well as the Memorial Service are reproduced on this CD and the accompanying booklet.