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Spivey Hall, Clayton State  University, Morrow, Georgia The Albert Schweitzer  Memorial Organ Fratelli Ruffatti, Padua, Italy Organ Curator: Widener and Company, Inc., Grayson, Georgia   Spivey Hall’s Albert...
Hemry Pipe Organ Co., Ltd., Novelty, Ohio St. Joseph Parish, Avon Lake, Ohio The new organ at St. Joseph’s started life in 1937 as a 17-rank organ for the Cathedral of St. John in Cleveland. It also served in the diocesan St...
The name of French composer Fernand de La Tombelle is nowadays somewhat forgotten, but this man was renowned during his lifetime, even outside of France. To give but one example, he composed a Fantaisie de concert for organ...
Through the diverse work of nearly every organist runs a common thread: We are called upon to play the organ for religious services. This is the first in a series of articles that will offer ideas for enriching service...
A Pokémon world Last week, I visited a church in Brooklyn, New York, to talk with the rector, wardens, and organist about placing a vintage pipe organ in their historic building. After the meeting, I walked the eight blocks...
Five This month I am writing a little bit about an old antagonist of mine, and of others—namely, the fifth finger—and suggesting a few exercises to address any problems with it. It is almost axiomatic among keyboard players...
Striking gold: some thoughts on performing Bach’s Goldberg Variations Among iconic works for harpsichord, Bach’s masterful variation set BWV 988, published in 1742 as the fourth part of the composer’s Clavierübung series, is...
Nunc Dimittis Joel Ross Hastings, a resident of Tallahassee, Florida, died on May 26. He was 46. Born July 22, 1969, in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada, he spent his childhood in North Bay and Windsor. He earned degrees in...
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