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The Steer & Turner Company John Wesley Steer (1824–1900) (he later changed the spelling to Steere) was born in Southwick, Massachusetts, and had...
Organ Method I Note: This is the first excerpt from my Organ Method, as discussed in last month’s column. It is the Preface to that book, and, as...
It was a dark and stormy night . . .1 In the early hours of January 24, 1908, a cold westerly wind gusting to thirty miles an hour buffeted Portland...
Carlo Curley died at his home in Melton Mowbray, England, on August 11. He was 59. Born into a musical family in North Carolina in 1952, he attended...
  Lee Dettra retired four years ago after 53 years of serving churches and universities in Florida, Pennsylvania, New York, and Delaware. A...
  David E. Wallace & Co.,  Gorham, Maine St. Paul’s Anglican Parish,  Brockton, Massachusetts David E. Wallace and Company has...
  Quimby Pipe Organs,  Warrensburg, Missouri  Opus 67: 3 manuals, 38 ranks First Congregational Church,  Greeley, Colorado Quimby...
  The ninth festival had barely finished before people were clamoring to know when the next one would be! Once again, the Instituto de Órganos...
  Organ Method—concept and  introduction This month’s column marks the fifth anniversary of On Teaching. During those five years I have...
Ingenious design After spending hundreds of nights in New York hotels over the years, and having had the opportunity to borrow a friend’s place in...
    George Anthony (“Tony”) Robertson died June 24 of complications following surgery in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He was...
  Recitals--Examples Last month I laid out some ideas about recital planning, especially how teachers can help students think about recital...
  What’s in a name? Did you ever meet someone named Smith? Ever wonder where that name came from? Ever wonder why Smith is such a common name?...
  Gregory S. Larsen died March 10 in Denver; he was 64. He grew up in Faribault, Minnesota and studied piano as a child, becoming a teenage...
M. P. Rathke, Inc.,  Indianapolis, Indiana The Musical Instrument Museum, Phoenix, Arizona   During autumn 2008 we were contacted by...
Thomas Prentice Sanborn (1892) Goulding & Wood, Inc. (2011) Cook Grand Hall Indiana Landmarks Center,  Indianapolis, Indiana Downtown...
It was July of 2004. The voice on the phone was Douglass Hunt, premier organ technician for some of New York City’s highest profile churches and...
  The opening of Kansas City’s Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in September 2011 ended a sixteen-year search for a new location to house...
  The stately leaded glass Venetian Ballroom of the late Gothic revival Berkeley City Club, not far from the university, was the site of a...
On Saturday, June 2, Christopher Houlihan kicked off his six-city tour of the six Vierne symphonies with two recitals at the Church of the Ascension...