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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...
In 2016 the anniversaries of several composers can be commemorated, albeit some of their dates are not known for certain. Some names need no...
J. Allen Farmer, Inc., Opus 58R Winston-Salem, North Carolina Hook & Hastings Opus 1801 St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, Winston-Salem, North...
C. B. Fisk, Inc., Gloucester, Massachusetts, Opus 146 Chapel of the Holy Spirit,  Christ Church, Glendale, Ohio Glendale, Ohio, incorporated in...
A saint of our own Sometime in the middle of the second century Anno Domine, a young Christian woman who had made a faithful vow of virginity was...
Cor Edskes, organologist, leader in the organ reform movement and historic organ restoration in Europe, and former editor of Het Orgel, died...
Buried Treasures:  The Harpsichord Pages  in Retrospect (2006–15) Once upon a time (well, twice actually, in The Diapason issues of January...
Velocity II Through the velocity exercises that I have outlined in last month’s issue, we have moved from the predictable 5-4-3-2-1 sequence to...
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