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More Duphly November’s column on Jacques Duphly and his accompanied harpsichord pieces motivated two readers to send me their welcome compact disc...
Carillon News Iowa State University The 2015 Iowa State University Carillon Festival was held in conjunction with a Midwest Regional Carillon...
Motivation, Practicing, Fun, Guidance, and Projection I With this month’s column, I begin to muse about some aspects of our jobs as teachers that...
Fiction in film George Clooney has built quite a reputation for himself. His good looks, coy smile, and impressive acting skills have gained him...
Parkey OrganBuilders, Duluth, Georgia, Opus 15 Ebenezer Lutheran Church, Greensboro, North Carolina There is more to Ebenezer Lutheran Church than...
Peter Collins, British organbuilder, died October 24, 2015, after a brief illness. Born in 1914, Collins established his own organbuilding firm in...
William Bolcom’s Compositionsfor Solo Harpsichord The path to knowledge is oft-times a roundabout one! Preparing to write an essay on harpsichord...
It’s all about the wind. Wendy and I have a neat little sailboat named Kingfisher. It’s nothing fancy, just twenty-two feet long. It’s a catboat with...
Velocity IV My approach to helping someone to play fast has been rooted in ways of discovering that the fingers of each hand separately can move very...
When Scott Smith Pipe Organs was first brought in to evaluate the organ at First Congregational Church in Saginaw, Michigan, we had a very limited...
The fall organ conference, held September 13–16, 2015, at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music (JSoM), was a mix of the practical, the...
The late Jacques van Oortmerssen’s four-day Bach Academy in Amsterdam last summer ran from July 6–9. It consisted of morning and afternoon classes on...
In January 2015, The Diapason partnered with the Chicago and Fox Valley chapters of the American Guild of Organists and the Chicago-Midwest Chapter...
Messiah Lutheran Church,  Seattle, Washington Marceau Pipe Organ Builders, Ltd., Seattle, Washington Opus 32, 2014 Marceau Pipe Organ Builders...
Noack Organ Company, Georgetown, Massachusetts Richard Houghten,Milan, MichiganChurch of the Incarnation,Dallas, Texas   From the consultant...
Nunc Dimittis G. Maurice Hinson died November 11, 2015. He was 84. Hinson served as professor of piano at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary from...
In the niche of time The history of organ building and organ music is deep and rich, but the longer I toil in those vineyards, the more I realize how...
Velocity III As a brief addendum to the latter part of last month’s column, I must mention that among famous organ pieces, the Widor Toccata is...
Cor (Cornelius Herman) Edskes, noted organologist, left this world on September 7, 2015, from his hometown, Groningen, in the northeastern corner of...
No doubt exists about the pedagogical value of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Das Orgelbüchlein. Perhaps the clearest statement of its importance can be...
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