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Introduction Religious conflicts brought about the Thirty Years War (1618–1648), which devastated Germany. Reconstruction took at least one hundred...
The eighth International Organ and Early Music Festival took place October 21–27, 2010 in Oaxaca, Mexico, with the theme, “Celebrating the...
Buxtehude and Boëllmann—final thoughts (for now) For the last year I have looked, in as much depth as space seemed to permit, at the process of...
The temperamental organ Winter was coming to an end, and at Fenway Park, fabled home of the Boston Red Sox, and the facilities manager was working...
Another member joins the harpsichordists’ century club Virginia Pleasants, harpsichordist, clavichordist, and fortepianist, celebrates her 100th...
Nancy Jane Blair died November 6, 2010. A native of Knoxville, Tennessee, she graduated from Carson-Newman College in Jefferson City, and earned a...
Wicks Organ Company, Highland, Illinois All Saints Catholic Church, Manassas, Virginia All Saints Catholic Church in Manassas, Virginia, is...
Cornel Zimmer Organ Builders, Denver, North Carolina The Community Church at Tellico Village, Loudon, Tennessee From the director of music This pipe...
Christopher Houlihan may very well be the youngest organist ever interviewed by The Diapason. A Connecticut native, Houlihan—sometimes known as “...
Pittsburgh is a very attractive American city, situated between the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers, which meet to form the Ohio River at the tip of...
The seat of the Bishop I’ve always been a sucker for construction equipment. The other day I was walking up Second Avenue in New York, where a new...
Boëllmann Suite Gothique, Part 5: Toccata In this month’s column we look at some aspects of the fourth and last movement of Boëllmann’s Suite...
James G. Chapman, retired University of Vermont Choral Union conductor and longtime music professor, died February 8. He was 83. Born and raised in...
Schoenstein & Co., San Francisco The Juilliard School, New York City I wonder what a conservatory percussion major would think of working...
Lewtak Pipe Organ Builders, Inc., Camillus, New York First Presbyterian Church, Greenville, North Carolina A note from the organist/choirmaster When...
    Posterity bestows no laurels upon mimesis. Since the invention of the Welte-Mignon piano and the Welte-Philharmonie organ,...
Jehan Alain’s Variations sur un thème de Clément Jannequin received its first performance on February 19, 1938 at the Eglise de la Trinité in Paris,...
Johann Sebastian Bach, Clavier-Übung III, ed. George B. Stauffer (The Complete Organ Works, Series I: Volume 8). Colfax, NC: Wayne Leupold Editions,...
Johann Sebastian Bach, Clavier-Übung III, ed. George B. Stauffer (The Complete Organ Works, Series I: Volume 8). Colfax, NC: Wayne Leupold Editions,...
In 2011 there are several composers whose anniversaries can be commemorated, including some less well-known names whose compositions are well worth...