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Thoughts on teaching interpretation Interpretation is fascinating from many points of view. These include the relationship between interpretation and...
Introduction In 2010 J. S. Bach, G. F. Handel, and D. Scarlatti, who were born 325 years ago, once again were the main figures of the musical...
We’re havin’ a heat wave It’s hot. I’m writing in mid-July from the coast of Maine, where we usually enjoy cool ocean breezes. But records are being...
We’re havin’ a heat wave It’s hot. I’m writing in mid-July from the coast of Maine, where we usually enjoy cool ocean breezes. But records are being...
Remembering Wm. Neil Roberts (1929–2011) Contemplating an invitation to play a harpsichord recital in California and not knowing where to find a...
Elaine Sylvia Bliss died May 7 in Rochester, New Hampshire. She studied music at Middlebury College, where she received her BA in 1956, and at Union...
Robert William Wallace Pipe Organs, Newport News, Virginia St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, Fredericksburg, Virginia This...
Johnson Organ Company, Moorhead, Minnesota Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Fergus Falls, Minnesota Bethlehem Lutheran Church of Fergus Falls, Minnesota,...
Paul Fritts & Co., Tacoma, Washington St. Philip Presbyterian Church, Houston, Texas From the organist Nearly a decade ago, St. Philip...
Part 1 was published in the July 2011 issue of The Diapason. The “Turkish” Percussions Between the first and the second decades of the 18th century (...
It is well known that Bach aggressively studied the music of his contemporaries and predecessors as he developed his own personal and unique style....
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...