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  Dutch organist and conductor Charles de Wolff died on November 23, 2011 in Zwolle, the Netherlands, following complications from a fall in his home in Vierhouten. He was born on June 19, 1932 in Onstwedde near...
  Competitions In celebration of the 450th anniversary of the birth of Dutch composer Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562–1625), the Martini Carillon Foundation of Groningen is organizing a carillon performance...
  Of the people, by the people, for the people . . .    . . . that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth. These words from Abraham Lincoln’s...
  Some thoughts about substitution Substitution in organ playing—both with fingers and with feet—is a technique that is practiced to some extent by almost every organist. This includes both those who...
  In 2012 there are several composers whose anniversaries can be commemorated. There are several lesser-known names here whose compositions are well worth exploring.    Giovanni Gabrieli (1557...
  Peter Westerbrink’s recital on October 14, 2011, marked the beginning of the “Schnitger’s Dream” festival, celebrating Orgelmakers Reil’s restoration of the Der Aa-Kerk (Groningen,...
  L viv, in westernmost Ukraine near the  Polish border, is a city poised to become a major tourist destination. It has graceful cobblestone boulevards, with elegant 19th-century five- or six-story buildings...
  In the immortal words of Charles  Dickens, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” Now, please don’t be alarmed by those words, because the convention itself was really...
  A. David Moore, Inc.,  North Pomfret, Vermont All Hallows’ Parish, Davidsonville, Maryland   From the builder Designing an organ for All Hallows’ Church involved some unique...
Dobson Pipe Organ Builders, Ltd., Lake City, Iowa, Op. 89 Sykes Chapel and Center for Faith and Values, The University of Tampa, Tampa, Florida Dobson Pipe Organ Builders, Ltd., Lake City, Iowa, Op. 89 Sykes Chapel and...