The Spreckels Outdoor Organ in San Diego celebrates 100 years of music.  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. Opus 1588 Casavant Organ, Lewiston, ME The nameboard of the 1897 Möller Opus 188, restored by M.P. Rathke in 2013. 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 Richard Gray and James David Christie at Saint-Pierre des Chartreux in Toulouse, during Oberlin’s Organ Tour de France. 63rd Sewanee Church Music Conference attendees  Gallery Organ, Schoenstein & Co., Benicia, California, Fordham University Church, New York City 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 Mary Jane Ballou from Florida plays the organ in Tamazulapan during the Tenth International Organ and Early Music Festival, Oaxaca, Mexico. Stephen Tharp at Victoria Hall, Geneva, in 2014 Anabel Taylor Chapel, Cornell Baroque Organ The five-manual console prior to restoration Organ case, St. Anne’s Church, Warsaw, Poland
June 29, 2015
On Sunday, August 2, The Estey Organ Museum in Brattleboro, Vermont, will host a multi-media event followed by a tea on the loading dock.  This is in celebration of... more
June 24, 2015
The First Odoyevsky International Organ Competition takes place November 22–29 in Moscow. The contest consists of four rounds. Participants will perform their programs... more
June 18, 2015
The Spreckels Organ Society presents its Centennial International Summer Organ Festival, 11 concerts performed Monday evenings at 7:30 p.m. on the 1915 Spreckels Organ in... more
June 18, 2015
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Cleveland, Ohio, presents organ recitals on the Beckerath organ Wednesdays at 12:15 p.m.:  July 1, Florence Mustric;7/15, Matthew... more
June 05, 2015
Acoustics in the Worship Space I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, and X have appeared in The Diapason in the May 1983, May 1984, January 1986, May 1987, April 1988, April... more
June 05, 2015
Pamela Ruiter-Feenstra is the author of Bach and the Art of Improvisation, published by CHI Press of Ann Arbor, Michigan. (See Figure 1.) She earned degrees in organ... more
June 05, 2015
My dad led a big, bold, beautiful life.    So Peter Obetz said as he eulogized his father, John Obetz—organist, teacher, mentor, family man, and friend to so... more
June 05, 2015
Nunc Dimittis John Emery Bryant died March 19. Born May 26, 1961, he was organist of Kenilworth Union Church in Kenilworth, Illinois, and had previously served as organist... more
June 05, 2015
Summer break I am writing only briefly this month just to let everyone know that I am, for the first time since starting this column, going to take a summer vacation. I won’t... more

Kimball Pipe Organ, Opus 7133, c. 1933.  3 manuals, 52 ranks, 41 stops, 3,556 pipes; three divisions, plus Echo; Trumpet en Chamade.

This historic and monumental... 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

Kimball Pipe Organ, Opus 7133, c. 1933.  3 manuals, 52 ranks, 41 stops, 3,556 pipes; three divisions, plus Echo; Trumpet en Chamade.

This historic and monumental... more

Welcome to THE DIAPASON eNEWS. In this issue we note the passing of McNeil Robinson, the destruction by... more
Welcome to THE DIAPASON eNEWS. In this issue we note the passing of organbuilder Georg Steinmeyer and of... more
We have much good news to report, including the creation of the Sebastian M. Glück College Scholarship, the... 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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