1951-1994

Richard DeLong achieved international recognition in making music for the church. His principal publisher, E.C. Schirmer Music of Boston, said of him: "Richard DeLong's untimely death robbed the world of a young and bright light in the field of church music" (ARSIS Audio/E.C.S., 1996). "...His influence on the life of church music" was felt "both in the creative writing for it and the making of impeccable choral music" (Choristers Guild Letters, 1994). [link]

A smiling, beared DeLong with glasses and a bow tie.