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Famous trumpeter dies

Trumpet great Adolph "Bud" Herseth, 91, died April 13. Herseth joined the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in 1948 as principal trumpet and held that seat for 53 years. In reviews, he had been hailed as "the golden soprano voice of the CSO brass section" and as "the most dazzling player on his instrument in the world." The longtime member of United Lutheran Church, Oak Park, Ill., attended Luther College, Decorah, Iowa. He told The Lutheran in 2001: "I feel I'm praising God whenever I go on stage with the orchestra."


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