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Unusual scales at a recording session We’ve heard tell of “June bugs caught in a screen door” or “skeletons copulating on a tin roof” as descriptive...
Martha M. Bowlus, 91 years old, died September 9 in Ventura, California. Mrs. Bowlus served as organist at churches in Ohio, Chicago, and at St....
Nichols & Simpson, Inc., Organbuilders, Little Rock, Arkansas First Presbyterian Church, Birmingham, Michigan 4 manuals, 50 stops, 64 ranks The...
Schoenstein & Co., San Francisco, California TMI – The Episcopal School of Texas, San Antonio, Texas The Anatomy of an Installation The...
It goes without saying that the primary task of every performer who wishes to convey the meaning of any given musical work must first be to...
The following is a response to the article “Organbuilders and research: Another point of view,” by John M. Nolte (The Diapason, July 2010, pp. 20–21...
As the Abbey of St. Peter of Solesmes in France celebrates its millennial anniversary (1010–2010), Paraclete Press acknowledges gratefully their...
Austin Lovelace died April 25 at the age of 91. (See the “Nunc Dimittis” in the June issue of The Diapason, page 10.) Austin Lovelace and I first...
It’s the very Dickens. Last week the American Institute of Organbuilders (AIO) and the International Society of Organbuilders (ISO) held concurrent...
Clyde Neville English died June 18, three days short of his 95th birthday, in Morgantown, West Virginia. He was professor emeritus at West Virginia...
Richards, Fowkes & Co., Ooltewah, Tennessee Opus 17, 2010 The Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration, Dallas, Texas The Episcopal Church of the...
Christ the King Lutheran Church, Walnut, California Knight Organ Company, builder, San Diego, California Manuel Rosales Organ Builders, voicer, Los...
This is a work that has occupied me for the whole of the previous year in an effort to make it worthy of the lofty name it bears. It is also a work...
Introduction Joe Hoppe has been organist and director of music for over 40 years at St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church in New Orleans, Louisiana,...
Boëllmann Suite Gothique, Part 2: First movement This month’s column looks at the first movement—Introduction-Choral—of the Suite Gothique. In the...
Don’t blame the tools The carpenter is finishing a house. He’s carefully measuring and mitering baseboards, windowsills, and doorjambs. He’s...
Margaret T. “Meg” Flowers died April 30, at the age of 71, in Houston. She earned a BA from Vassar College in 1960, and MMus and DMA degrees from...
M. L. Bigelow & Co., Inc., American Fork, Utah St. Paul Lutheran Church (ELCA), Davenport, Iowa “What’s the largest organ you guys have built?”...
Marceau & Associates Pipe Organ Builders, Inc., Seattle, Washington Trinity Parish Episcopal Church, Seattle, Washington From the builder My...
In the summer of 2009, I embarked on a journey unusual for most organists: I left “our” side of the console and spent two weeks in the pipe chambers...