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The free organ works of Johann Ludwig Krebs (1713–1780) are eminently enjoyable to learn, perform, and listen to. They are available to any well-...
Choral music in Nigeria can be broadly divided into two categories: (1) traditional choral repertoire, and (2) Western-influenced choral works known...
It is a general belief that the stop composition of historical Italian organs is rather standardized, based on a series of principal-scaled stops...
Measure up When I was an apprentice working in Oberlin, Ohio, we had a particularly bad winter, with several heavy storms and countless days of...
Memorization I ended last month’s column with a list of some ideas about memorization, sight-reading, and looking or not looking at the keyboards....
Fayola Foltz Ash died March 15 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, at age 85. Born in Lansing, Michigan, February 24, 1926, she received her bachelor’s degree...
The Organ Clearing House, Charlestown, Massachusetts The Church of the Resurrection, New York, New York “Downstairs, Upstairs” During 1916, Casavant...
J. Zamberlan & Co., Wintersville, Ohio Mt. Lebanon United Lutheran Church, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania When the church dedicated a new three-manual...
Some of the nation’s best-known organists and scholars braved yet another winter storm on February 21, 2011 to attend the symposium “The Pipe Organ...
After living in Italy, I had the opportunity to go to Egypt to study Arabic. I had always been fascinated by Arabic literature and music, as well as...
The Power of the Press: “A Living Legend” Nicholas Slonimsky (1894–1995), writing about harpsichordist Wanda Landowska for the French journal Disques...
Memory This month I will write about memorization. More precisely, I will introduce a discussion of memorization with two other related performance...
Aeolus Ruler of the winds. That’s who he was. According to Greek mythology, he was son of King Hippotes and custodian of the four winds, keeping them...
International Carillon Congress in Michigan Seven churches and three universities in Michigan will host a joint congress of the World Carillon...
Robert M. Fischer died October 21, 2010. He was 95 years old. Born in Buffalo, New York, and raised in Pittsburgh, as a child he bicycled to weekly...
Lewis & Hitchcock, Inc., Beltsville, Maryland Wesley United Methodist Church, Vienna, Virginia Wesley United Methodist Church of Vienna, Virginia...
J.H. & C.S. Odell, East Hampton, Connecticut Scarborough Presbyterian Church, Scarborough, New York I remember receiving my first phone call from...
I hear America singing, the varied carols I hear. —Walt Whitman Leaves of Grass1 Prologue Unlike political history, American choral music did not...
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...