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Memorization II Last month I staked out a position about memorization that went something like this: that asking students to perform from memory is...
Did you say millions? It’s like making sausages. You might enjoy the finished product but you don’t want to know what went into it. Each month I sit...
Oswald Gleason Ragatz, formerly of Bloomington, Indiana, and recently residing in Burnsville, Minnesota, died May 20, of natural causes. Dr. Ragatz...
A. E. Schlueter Pipe Organ Company, Lithonia, Georgia Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church, Jacksonville, Florida The early morning hours of December 23,...
Kegg Pipe Organ Builders, Hartville, Ohio First Presbyterian Church, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania The new Kegg organ in the First Presbyterian Church...
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 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...