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People, look east.  The time is near . . . We’ve done it again. We’ve finished a holiday season replete with performances of Messiah and...
According to Janus The ancient Romans worshipped many gods. Janus, who provided the name for our first month of the year, had two faces, which...
Dobson Pipe Organ Builders, Lake City, Iowa St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church, Carmel Valley, California Dobson Pipe Organ Builders of Lake City, Iowa,...
Parkey OrganBuilders,  Norcross, Georgia Opus 16 First United Methodist Church, Dalton, Georgia First United Methodist Church of Dalton, Georgia...
Nunc Dimittis Jonathan E. Biggers, associate professor of music and Edwin Link Endowed Professor in Organ and Harpsichord at Binghamton University,...
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...
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...
Christmas musings: Several suggestions for a“Giving or Receiving” book list While surveying the vast array of books, scores, and recordings packed...
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...
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...
Juget-Sinclair Organbuilders, Montréal, Québec, Opus 42 Christ the King Catholic Church, Dallas, Texas During a visit to his hometown of Winston-...
Ortloff Organ Company, LLC, Brookline, Massachusetts Opus 1 – 2016 In collaboration with Russell & Company Organ Builders St. Joseph’s Catholic...
Nunc Dimittis Raymond Daveluy, Canadian organist, composer and teacher, died September 1. He was 89. As a youth he studied with his father, organist...
Some thoughts on programming A frequently asked question after a recital is: “How did you come up with such a program?” Depending on the tone of...
Follow the money In August of 1974, Richard Nixon resigned as President of the United States, ending a long process of suspicion, investigation, and...
Albuquerque is the largest city in New Mexico, in which is located the Cathedral of St. John, seat of the Bishop of the Diocese of the Rio Grande....
The American Guild of Organists 2016 National Convention was held in Houston, Texas, June 19—24. The hot, humid weather in Houston was not an issue...
Newberry Organ Restoration Nears Completion A. Thompson-Allen Co. performs historic work in Woolsey Hall at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut...
Nunc Dimittis James F. Hyde, Jr., of Ripon, Wisconsin, died August 1 at the age of 83. Born June 6, 1933, in Corning, New York, he earned a bachelor’...
Well-Tempered: Lou Harrisonand the harpsichord Long before others had expressed interest in the use of varied historic temperaments for harpsichord...
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