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October 2012
Carlo Curley died at his home in Melton Mowbray, England, on August 11. He was 59. Born into a musical family in North Carolina in 1952, he attended the North Carolina School of the Arts. His organ studies were with Arthur...
It was a dark and stormy night . . .1 In the early hours of January 24, 1908, a cold westerly wind gusting to thirty miles an hour buffeted Portland, Maine. With the temperature hovering in the mid-teens, the wind chill...
Organ Method I Note: This is the first excerpt from my Organ Method, as discussed in last month’s column. It is the Preface to that book, and, as such, is written with the audience of prospective readers and users of the...
The Steer & Turner Company John Wesley Steer (1824–1900) (he later changed the spelling to Steere) was born in Southwick, Massachusetts, and had apprenticed to a cabinetmaker. He later started his own cabinet shop in...
A native of Hico, Texas, Paul Wolfe received a master’s degree in piano from the University of Texas-Austin in 1950. He subsequently continued his studies with Webster Aitken at Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pittsburgh...
Dobson Pipe Organ Builders,  Opus 90, 2012 The Joseph W. Schreiber Memorial Organ, Independent Presbyterian Church, Birmingham, Alabama   Of the many activities in American churches which I have been privileged to...
I first became acquainted with the well-known Spanish organist and reigning Queen of Iberian organ music, Montserrat Torrent, in 1985. I owe a debt of gratitude to Guy Bovet for making arrangements for me to study with...