Wish granted to 95-year-old composer


POSTED: Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 7:00pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 7:09pm

After eight decades, a 95-year-old Colorado composer's dream comes true. Maya Rodriguez reports.

(KUSA) It was a packed house, all awaiting to hear the world premiere of a choral composition created more than 80 years ago.

"I was stunned to see so many people here," said Alexander Pazandak, a 95-year-old amateur composer.

When he was just 12 years old, a hunting accident landed Pazandak in the hospital. A nurse gave him a book of poetry and upon reading Thomas Gray's "Elegy Written in Country Churchyard"- something happened and a composition was born.

"I felt this music coming into my head," he said.

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