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Five Years Later: Revisiting My Musical Tribute to Harry Kalas April 13, 2014

Posted by Brian in baseball, Brian Kelley, Harry Kalas, links, Music, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Phillies, Phillies, SoundCloud, sports.

On this date five years ago, longtime Hall of Fame Phillies broadcaster Harry Kalas passed away after suffering a heart attack while preparing for a 3 p.m. ET Phillies-Nationals game at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.

I wrote my immediate thoughts on Harry’s passing in this blog post published later that awful afternoon. Five days later, l attended an emotional memorial service for Harry that was held at Citizens Bank Park. In another post thanking the Phillies organization for allowing fans to say goodbye to Harry and putting together such a touching ceremony under such difficult circumstances, I included a song called “Sound of Summer Silenced (for Harry the K)” that I had written and recorded in the days following Harry’s passing. Unfortunately, where that song file existed online no longer exists.

Realizing the five-year anniversary of Harry’s death was approaching, I recently re-recorded some aspects of the song and re-posted it online, this time using SoundCloud. It includes some audio clips of Harry Kalas radio calls throughout the years, and I’m sure they are not covered by fair use. I’ll remove them if requested to do so, but I feel they are appropriate and add something to the song, which you can listen to in the player below.

“Sound of Summer Silenced (for Harry the K)”



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