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*Moniker assigned to Fred Swann in the printed program for the AGO 2008 Distinguished Performer Award.   Frederick Swann is one of the most well...
Keeping It Going II This month I continue my musings about how to approach the important goal of always keeping your playing going through wrong...
For the home that has everything Many organists dream of having a pipe organ at home. It’s a great alternative to schlepping off to church to...
Christopher Hogwood—English conductor, musicologist, and harpsichordist—died September 24 at his home in Cambridge, England. He was 73. Born in...
Christianity was first established in Japan by the Portuguese missionary St. Francis Xavier in 1587. The Anglican Communion was not established until...
An historic idyll The hamlet of Lattingtown, a sub-enclave of Locust Valley on New York’s Long Island, is named for the locust trees that forest the...
Ovid Young, artist-in-residence at Olivet Nazarene University, Bourbonnais, Illinois, passed away August 24 at the age of 74. A 1962 graduate of...
Over one hundred people from six foreign countries and six different states of Mexico gathered in Oaxaca during February to revel in the tenth organ...
William Albright would have celebrated his seventieth birthday on October 20, 2014. Born in 1944 in Gary, Indiana, he died unexpectedly at his home...
Abetted by Satan On August 5, 2014, the New York Times published a review of two concerts performed on the same evening as part of Lincoln Center’s “...
Keeping It Going I This month and next I shall muse in some detail about one transcendentally important aspect of practicing and some related matters...
Temple Organs has built a new pipe organ for First United Methodist Church, Burlington, Iowa, to replace an earlier Temple organ destroyed in a...
From the organbuilder In their search for an organbuilder, Memorial Presbyterian Church identified an ability to lead hymn singing as a priority for...
What happens when the pastor and organ committee in an active rural church challenge their congregation to support the purchase of a world-class pipe...
Unless you read the White House Blog daily, you no doubt missed a quiet but monumental announcement. On February 11, 2014, the White House issued an...
One of the most interesting genres of music to arise during the 17th century was that of Portuguese and Spanish battle music written specifically for...
Hand Distribution III Continuing our trek through the Alla Breve section of Bach’s D Major Prelude and Fugue, BWV 532—looking closely at issues...
Photos of cats Read recently on Facebook: “We each have in our hands an instrument with nearly limitless computing power that gives me instant access...
Donald Trowbridge Bryant, age 95, died on April 11. Born in Chesterville, Ohio, he began piano study at age 8, and received bachelor’s degrees in...
For a century and a half, the name Kotzschmar has personified the outsized musical ambitions of the small city of Portland, Maine. Johann Carl...