Archive

March 2013
William C. Hain, 89 years old, died on December 29, 2012 in West Mifflin, Pennsylvania. Born January 13, 1923 in Pittsburgh, he worked for the Samuel Bowman Organ Company before serving in the Army during World War II. He...
Color my world Twenty years ago I was serving a New England Congregational church as music director, bringing the glories of the English cathedrals to the land of the Puritans. It was a dirty job, but someone had to do it....
Organ Method VI As usual, this month’s excerpt follows directly from the end of last month’s. It includes the most important practical parts of the beginning of work on pedal playing. It covers similar ground to the columns...
Chicago? Again? A third OHS national convention in the Windy City? What else was there to see and hear in the way of the pipe organ? There was a great deal—and splendidly presented with grace, good humor, brilliant...
The University of Michigan 52nd Conference on Organ Music took place September 30–October 3. The annual conference is organized by Marilyn Mason, who has brought world-class performers and scholars to Ann Arbor for some 51...
The second annual Ascension Organ Academy took place June 11–15, 2012, at the Church of the Ascension on Fifth Avenue and 10th Street in New York City. This week of masterclasses was instituted in June of 2011 to celebrate...
Buzard Pipe Organ Builders, Champaign, Illinois Opus 41, Trinity Lutheran Church,  Sheboygan, Wisconsin   From the artistic director Sometimes great new organs result when materials from older instruments are...
Mander Organs,  London, England The Mansion House Organ   Although initially for the Mansion House, this instrument is destined to replace the Snetzler organ in the Lady Chapel at Westminster Abbey. It will move...
Nunc Dimittis Fred Gluck, of Oldsmar, Florida, formerly of Erie, Pennsylvania, died March 22 at the age of 95. Born and raised in East Orange, New Jersey, he graduated from Cooper Union with a degree in electrical...