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An interview with Stephen Tharp appeared a decade ago in The Diapason (“A conversation with Stephen Tharp: Catching up with a well-traveled...
The rest of the discussion about manual changes—as found in this month’s column—is the last segment of the practical part of this method. As I...
By Leonardo Ciampa   Massimo Nosetti was one of the busiest organists in Italy. Born in Alessandria, Italy, on January 5, 1960, he studied organ...
The usual fare   My colleague Amory Atkins and I have just returned from a second trip to Coolin, Idaho, where we completed the installation of...
Ruth Ann Hofstad Ferguson died March 23 in Northfield, Minnesota, after a prolonged struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was 71. She attended...
From the organbuilder While our firm has been very prolific as a builder of new instruments since our founding in 1973, our company also has been...
Situated on a hill overlooking the city of Lewiston, Maine, the Gothic Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul is visible from a great distance in any...
The Conference of Roman Catholic Cathedral Musicians (CRCCM) met in Washington, D.C., January 6–9 at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the...
Most organs have two or more manuals, and organ composers have, for most of the time that organ music has been written, been able to assume that an...
A show of hands It’s the middle of March and here in the frigid Northeast we had a little tease last week when the temperature outside went up into...
David Arthur Sansome Gell, 70 years old, died March 2, 2014, in Santa Barbara, California. Born in Alberta, Canada, his musical journey began at...
From the builder In projects, journeys, and lives, there are milestone events that mark progress or achievements. The dedication of Andover Opus R-...
Situated on the rugged west coast of Norway, the city of Trondheim is the location for one of the most compelling sacred spaces in all of northern...
The American Institute of Organbuilders held its 40th annual convention October 6–9, 2013, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The AIO is an...
Mildred M. (Meyer) Brugger, age 88, of Edinboro, Pennsylvania, passed away January 28, 2014. Born November 2, 1925, in Erie, she worked for the...
After you have completed this process with the passage that you have chosen, move on to the next increment of the piece and do the same thing. While...
Once you’ve seen the best, there’s only the rest. So many things, so many concepts, so many ideas today are labeled “the best” or “the greatest” that...
The Parish of St. Jane Frances de Chantal was founded in 1950 and is part of the Archdiocese of Washington. The original church building, which was...
Two recent instruments by Paul Fritts & Company Organ Builders of Tacoma, Washington, while built from the same design, demonstrate how different...
I first visited Zion’s Lutheran Church in 1986, near the beginning of my organbuilding apprenticeship. I recall surprise in discovering that the...