Archive

November 2012
Nunc Dimittis William Brant Mills of Florence, South Carolina, died on February 18 at the age of 68. A diaconal minister in the United Methodist Church, Mills had served as director of music and organist at Central United...
The invincible da Vinci The other night I was watching a documentary about the life and work of Leonardo da Vinci, who lived from 1452 to 1519, a time when the arts and sciences were flourishing. His contemporary, astronomer...
Organ Method II This is the first part—roughly the first half—of an Introduction designed to orient the beginning student to the instrument itself: what an organ is, what it feels like to sit at the console and begin to play...
The development of early Spanish organs At the beginning of the 16th century, organs in Spain resembled those in the rest of Europe. During the last third of the century, Spanish organs gradually began to take on...
The 2012 inaugural meeting of the new Historical Keyboard Society of North America (HKSNA), formed by the merger of the Southeastern Historical Keyboard Society (SEHKS, founded 1980) and its slightly younger sibling, the...
Schoenstein & Co.,  Benicia, California First Lutheran Church,  Sioux Falls, South Dakota   Polishing a gem When we talk with committees today about building a new organ, we remind them that their decision...
R. Karstens Organ Works, Ltd 2010   24 stops, 28 ranks, 1,722 pipes Lake Park Lutheran Church, Milwaukee, Wisconsin   GREAT 8′ Principal existing 56 8′ Rohr Floete existing 56 8′ Spitz Floete existing 80 4′ Octave...
This interview was first published in Dutch in Het Orgel 96 (2000), no. 5. Leonhardt had been made an honorary member (Lid van Verdienste) of the Royal Dutch Society of Organists in the previous year. Apart from small...
This year’s conference, directed by Keith Shafer, immediately followed the national AGO convention just up the road in Nashville. What a fine experience it was for those fortunate to attend both, with their wide range of...