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A significant part of America’s musical heritage originating in the nineteenth century is the popular shape-note tunebooks that were an outgrowth of...
It hardly seems possible that thirteen years have gone by since we began the Albert Schweitzer Organ Festival! We have experienced outstanding...
The truth about holes Almost thirty years ago my wife and I were expecting our first child. I was working for organbuilder John Leek in Oberlin, Ohio...
Boëllmann Suite Gothique, Part 4: Prière à Notre-Dame Last month I wrote of the Menuet Gothique as an especially tuneful piece, one that I often find...
The Harpsichord Repertoire in the 20th Century: Petit Lied by Henri Mulet As detailed in The Diapason for August 2010, a most observant reader,...
Wallace M. Dunn, age 85, died on November 3, 2010. He served as organist at First Presbyterian Church in Wichita for 40 years (1966–2006). He earned...
Lauck Pipe Organ Company, Otsego, Michigan Opus 61, 2009 Karl Schrock Residence, Kalamazoo, Michigan Through the years, we have had the pleasure to...
John-Paul Buzard Pipe Organ Builders, Champaign, Illinois Maxwell Street Presbyterian Church, Lexington, Kentucky, Buzard 2009–2010 renovation Hayes...
Part 1 was published in the October issue of The Diapason, pp. 22–25, and Part 2 in the November issue, pp. 26–29. Prelude in E-flat Major (BWV 552/1...
Gloria in excelsis deo, et in terra pax hominibus (“Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace to all people”), Luke 2:14, was likely the first...
Performance artists are most often remembered after their deaths through the compositions that they leave behind. Organ students learn to play works...
Joan Hult Lippincott was for many years the head of the organ department at Westminster Choir College of Rider University, the largest organ...
Boëllmann Suite Gothique Part 3: Menuet Gothique This month’s column focuses on the Menuet Gothique, the second movement of Boëllmann’s Suite...
The upper class I’m thinking about virtuosity these days. Last Tuesday, October 10, the New York Times published a tribute to Joan Sutherland...
Caroline B. (Casort) Stone died May 24 in Endicott, New York. She was 80 years old. Born in Coffeyville, Kansas, she studied organ in high school and...
Buxtehude BuxWV 141 – Part 3: Practicing the first fugal section This month we return to the Buxtehude Praeludium in E Major, BuxWV 141, looking at...
Juget-Sinclair Organbuilders, Montréal, Québec, Canada, Op. 35 Musée de l’Amérique française, Québec City, Québec, Canada In the 1980s, Québec...
Berghaus Pipe Organ Builders, Bellwood, Illinois St. Jerome Catholic Parish, Oconomowoc, Wisconsin Berghaus Pipe Organ Builders has built a new pipe...
Part 1 was published in the October issue of The Diapason, pp. 22–25. Wir glauben all’ an einen Gott [We all believe in one God] (BWV 680–681) The...
Studying with one of the greatest organists of all time was a remarkable privilege in my life. It is already more than thirty years since André...