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Dutch composer Ad Wammes (b. 1953) achieved international notoriety in the organist community through the publication of Miroir in 1989. Miroir has...
The year 2015 marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of Pierre Kunc (1865–1941), possibly one of the most award-winning organist/composers in...
Mander Organs,  London, England The Flavour Conductor Mander Organs has recently completed a most unusual commission, an organ to promote a...
Bigelow & Co. Organ Builders, American Fork, Utah First United Methodist Church, Salt Lake City, Utah   From the builder Bigelow & Co....
Nunc Dimittis   Paul Rogers Jenkins, Jr., who served as professor of organ at Stetson University’s School of Music in DeLand, Florida, from 1956...
Harpsichord Plus:  The Accompanied Music  of Jacques Duphly As a genre, accompanied harpsichord music seems to have come into being early...
It works for me. After I graduated from Oberlin, we lived in a rented four-bedroom farmhouse with a huge yard in the rolling countryside a few miles...
To look or not to look, part II To recap from last month, it has been my observation that making a practice of looking at the hands or feet while...
During its prime in the nineteenth-century, the reed organ was the preferred instrument in American homes and also deemed a fit substitute for the...
The 65th Sewanee Church Music Conference offered attendees a packed week under the leadership of new director Todd Wilson. A stellar music faculty—...
Musforum, the network for female organists, held its first conference, “The Muse’s Voice,” in New York City on June 19 and 20, 2015, at four churches...
Renowned organbuilder GabrielKney, who celebrates his 86th birthday in November, is well known across North America for the many instruments, large...
Dobson Pipe Organ Builders, Lake City, Iowa, Opus 92 The Steve and Judy Turner Recital Hall, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee Try as we...
Quimby Pipe Organs, Inc., Warrensburg, Missouri Catalina United Methodist Church, Tucson, Arizona When Quimby Pipe Organs (QPO) was awarded the...
Alan Curtis died unexpectedly on July 15 in Florence, Italy. He was 80 years old.  His 1956–58 Fulbright Award brought him to Amsterdam, where...
A mystery, a cautionary tale, and a little advice   A new “liturgical mystery” from author Mark Schweizer The Maestro Wore Mohair is the twelfth...
Schoenstein & Co.,  Benicia, California Dahlgren Chapel,  Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. Schoenstein & Co. has built a new...
To look or not to look During my months off from writing this column, I heard from several readers, partly with various stories or questions or...
A thousand ages in Thy sight . . .  In June 1956, the Aeolian-Skinner Organ Company, under the leadership of tonal director G. Donald Harrison,...
The Organ Historical Society’s 60th Annual Convention took place in the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, with the Marriott Hotel in central...
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