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The Community Chapel on Squirrel Island, Maine, has completed its first summer organ resident program. The island has approximately 100 summer...
Expressly expressive I once heard an orchestral conductor state that the pipe organ is not an expressive instrument because the player cannot alter...
Buxtehude BuxWV 141 – Part 5 So far we have looked at the first three—or possibly four—of what might be seven or eight sections of the Buxtehude...
Henry August “Hank” Elling died October 10, 2010, in Catawba, North Carolina, at the age of 85. He was music director and principal organist at St....
Casa Organaria Mascioni, Azzio (VA), Italy The new organ for the Catholic Cathedral in Tokyo, Japan The cathedral church, the work of well-known...
Kegg Pipe Organ Builders, Hartville, Ohio Zion Lutheran Church, Wausau, Wisconsin Zion Lutheran Church in Wausau, Wisconsin, has deep roots in...
It was sad to see four days of music- making in which each performer invested every fiber of his or her being into producing sounds that dazzled,...
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...