Cathedral of the Assumption, Kraków, Poland Remembering Heinz Wunderlich Mary Jane Ballou from Florida plays the organ in Tamazulapan during the Tenth International Organ and Early Music Festival, Oaxaca, Mexico. 63rd Sewanee Church Music Conference attendees  Hank Knox, William Porter, Sietze de Vries, Hans-Ola Ericsson, Olivier Latry, James David Christie, and John Grew with a bust of Lynnwood Farnam at the McGill Summer Organ Academy The five-manual console prior to restoration Richard Gray and James David Christie at Saint-Pierre des Chartreux in Toulouse, during Oberlin’s Organ Tour de France. Opus 1588 Casavant Organ, Lewiston, ME Stephen Tharp at Victoria Hall, Geneva, in 2014 Bird’s-eye view of Dobson case, as seen from the bell ringers’ gallery in the chapel tower, Merton College, The University of Oxford, U.K. Gallery Organ, Schoenstein & Co., Benicia, California, Fordham University Church, New York City The nameboard of the 1897 Möller Opus 188, restored by M.P. Rathke in 2013. A. E. Schlueter Pipe Organ Company, Advent Lutheran Church,  Melbourne, Florida Douglas Rafter seated at the Kotzschmar Organ, Portland City Hall, Portland, Maine Goulding & Wood Organ Builders, Inc.: The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, Lexington, Kentucky
November 22, 2014
  San Diego Civic Organist Carol Williams and the Spreckels Organ Society will present a concert December 31 at 7 p.m. in celebration of 100 years of the Spreckels Organ... more
November 22, 2014
  James Kibbie continues his annual holiday tradition of offering free downloads of a recording on his house organ, a 7-stop Létourneau tracker, as an “audio holiday... more
November 22, 2014
  Holy Name Cathedral, Chicago, Illinois, presents organ recitals, Sundays at 3:30 p.m.:December 7, Daniel Schwandt;12/14, Charles Barland;12/21, Phillip Kloeckner. For... more
November 22, 2014
  Methuen Memorial Music Hall, Methuen, Massachusetts, continues concerts: December 5, Holiday Open House;12/6, Ray Cornils and trumpet duo;12/7, Heinrich Christensen... more
November 03, 2014
Building a new studio teaching and practice organ for the Curtis Institute of Music came with some unusual parameters. The available space was the former percussion studio, a... more
November 03, 2014
From the builder As most organ projects go, Berghaus Pipe Organ Builders’ instrument for St. Benedict’s Catholic Church proceeded at a rapid pace. The organ was completed... more
November 03, 2014
The American Guild of Organists 2014 National Convention met in Boston, Massachusetts, June 23–27. The weather gods smiled favorably for the most part and the city was a... more
November 03, 2014
*Moniker assigned to Fred Swann in the printed program for the AGO 2008 Distinguished Performer Award.   Frederick Swann is one of the most well-known organists of the... more
November 03, 2014
Keeping It Going II This month I continue my musings about how to approach the important goal of always keeping your playing going through wrong notes or other distractions.... more

Position Available:  Director of Music Ministries

Old St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church (OSJ) is Philadelphia’s oldest Catholic community, founded... more

Stopped Flute and Quintadena, with Octave Coupler.

Blower and vacuum pump included.

Casework excellent. Piano works OK. All components complete.

Re-rubberclothing needed for...


1971 II/3 Delaware simulated tracker-touch pipe organ (61) pedal (32).

Perfect for practice or small church. 12 stops, 185 pipes.

Phone 330/494-3195 or e-mail by clicking below.


Two-manual/pedal, 4-rank unified.

$6,000 or best offer; buyer to remove/ship.

Currently in storage, playable before disassembling, some restoration needed.

Phone 612/554-3350...


Moeller Artiste, 3 ranks, very good condition, some renovation completed, builder ready to assist in moving for additional cost. $8,000/best offer.

414/228-8737; e-mail by clicking below....


1978 Reuter pipe organ....


Reiley tracker organ, ca. 1890. Two manuals, 9 ranks, 10 speaking stops, 4 couplers.

10' 5" wide; walnut and cherry case.

Excellent condition. Asking $42,000.



1928 Casavant pipe organ, completely restored...


Wicks organ—two manuals, four ranks, ca. 1990.

16' Rohrflute, 97 pipes; 8' Principal, 85 pipes; 4' Gemshorn, 73 pipes; 8' Trumpet, 61 pipes.

Excellent condition. Oak casework and...


Martin Pasi pipe organ for sale.

Two manuals, 24 stops, suspended-tracker action. $350,000.

Details on web at or phone 425/471-0826, or send an e-mail...


Clearing inventory—Box organ.

Specification: 8' Gedeckt, 4' Rohrflute, 2' Principal.

Case: Mahogany with extensive woodcarving.

Key compass: 54 notes from C1–e54.


James D. Hicks is a native of Fredericksburg, Virginia. He holds degrees in music from the Peabody Institute of Music of Johns Hopkins University, Yale University, and the University of Cincinnati.... more

Position Available:  Director of Music Ministries

Old St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church (OSJ) is Philadelphia’s oldest Catholic community, founded... more

We are already at the Thanksgiving holiday, which for church musicians means the busy schedule of Advent and... more
As we near the end of October, THE DIAPASON is filled with announcements of appointments, honors,... more
As the new church and school year gets underway, THE DIAPASON calendar is filled with events. We... more
My wife Wendy’s daughter Meg is a vibrant young woman who inherited an intense sense of curiosity from her... more

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