Many years to Fr. Ludwig Pichler, SJ who turns 99 years old today!
He can still sing and has a great memory. Now living at the Jesuit HQ near the Vatican.
He was the finest choir director in Rome for many decades. I can still see him conducting, at the Russicum, moving in the shadows and following every movement of the exhilarating Byzantine chant of the Church.
I once asked him where he was born and he quipped: "The Austro-Hungarian Empire."
Меогая Літа! AMDG!