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February 2013
The Petit and Fritsen Bellfoundry delivered a new mobile carillon to the city of Belgorod, Russia. With 51 bells, the carillon has a compass from B-flat to D. Every year in Prokhorovka, approximately 40 kilometers from...
What’s it worth? When my kids were growing up, we were active in a small inland sailing club that ran weekly races from April to October. My son Michael was part of a group of five boys of the same age who were great...
Scott Smith Pipe Organs,  Lansing, Michigan Newman Residence,  Clio, Michigan When the builder was first approached about this project, the concept was merely to combine two identical three-rank Wicks organs into a...
Organ Method V This follows directly from last month’s column. The approach to learning pedal playing that I am outlining here is not materially different from that in my columns on pedal playing between November 2007 and...
In 2013 there are several composers whose anniversaries can be commemorated, albeit some of the dates are not known for certain; there are a few lesser-known names here whose compositions are well worth exploring. ...
Background For the second time in as many years, I attended the East Texas Pipe Organ Festival held November 12–15, 2012, honoring the life and work of Roy Perry (1906–1978), featuring four organs built by Aeolian-Skinner...
Glück Pipe Organs, New York, New York Mayflower Congregational  United Church of Christ,  Oklahoma City, Oklahoma   An essay in determination The quest to replace a six-stop unit organ in Oklahoma City became...
A harpsichordist in Aeolian-Skinner land: 2012 East Texas Pipe Organ Festival  One recurring category in my performing career has been as a harpsichord soloist for conventions of organists: filling in when the planners...
At the north end of Copenhagen’s city center, nestled peacefully near the botanical gardens on Gothersgade, lies the Sankt Andreas Kirke. Its exterior, unassuming by European standards, belies the musical treasures harbored...