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Presented July 11, 18, and 25, the Ann Arbor Summer Festival’s International Organ Series included performances by Marilyn Mason with soprano Brenda...
In its sixtieth year, the Sewanee Church Music Conference continues to offer a well-planned week of choral rehearsals, organ repertoire and anthem...
Buxtehude BuxWV 141—Part 4: Free writing and trillo longo—mm. 51–59 This month’s column is about just a little bit of music—the third overall section...
Appreciating depreciation When a business owner purchases a machine, it becomes an asset of the company, and its value is spread out over a period of...
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...