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Ortloff Organ Company, LLC, Brookline, Massachusetts Opus 1 – 2016 In collaboration with Russell & Company Organ Builders St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Penfield, New York   From the builder Organbuilders will likely...
Juget-Sinclair Organbuilders, Montréal, Québec, Opus 42 Christ the King Catholic Church, Dallas, Texas During a visit to his hometown of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Henry McDowell, director of music at Christ the King...
When Pablo Casals (at age 93) was asked why he continued to practice the cello three hours a day, he replied, “I’m beginning to notice some improvement.” Efficient, systematic practice is a necessity for learning music...
On June 28, 2016, I met with Charles W. Ore at his home outside of Seward, Nebraska, to interview him on the occasion of his upcoming 80th birthday on December 18. We reflected on his career as an organist, improviser,...
Christmas musings: Several suggestions for a“Giving or Receiving” book list While surveying the vast array of books, scores, and recordings packed into nearly every room of our house, I often reflect on the immense amount of...
Winds across the prairie Andy Rooney, long-time curmudgeonly commentator on CBS’s 60 Minutes, once said that he considered the best cities to be those that could only be entered by crossing a bridge or tunnel. He thought the...
Disjunct Motion II If we observe that some of our students treat notes that are released into silence differently from notes that are released into other notes, we can be fairly sure that this is a mental/psychological issue...
Nunc Dimittis Jonathan E. Biggers, associate professor of music and Edwin Link Endowed Professor in Organ and Harpsichord at Binghamton University, died unexpectedly on September 27 at his home in Vestal, New York. Born on...
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