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Disjunct Motion I Allow me to begin with a word about terminology. I have long used the expression “disjunct motion” to refer to the relationship...
How to run a railroad Recently I had a conversation with the rector of an Episcopal church who had been at that parish for seven years. He told me...
Each festival of the Instituto de Órganos Históricos de Oaxaca (IOHIO) builds on the success of its predecessors, making this one of the best ever!...
We are all familiar with organs that have an overbearing harshness. There is now a backlash under way towards an organ sound better suited to the...
Austin Organs, Inc.,Hartford, Connecticut The Royal Poinciana Chapel, Palm Beach, Florida   Another Austin in Paradise Nestled on the island of...
Nunc Dimittis Joel Ross Hastings, a resident of Tallahassee, Florida, died on May 26. He was 46. Born July 22, 1969, in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario,...
Striking gold: some thoughts on performing Bach’s Goldberg Variations Among iconic works for harpsichord, Bach’s masterful variation set BWV 988,...
Five This month I am writing a little bit about an old antagonist of mine, and of others—namely, the fifth finger—and suggesting a few exercises to...
A Pokémon world Last week, I visited a church in Brooklyn, New York, to talk with the rector, wardens, and organist about placing a vintage pipe...
Through the diverse work of nearly every organist runs a common thread: We are called upon to play the organ for religious services. This is the...
The name of French composer Fernand de La Tombelle is nowadays somewhat forgotten, but this man was renowned during his lifetime, even outside of...
Hemry Pipe Organ Co., Ltd., Novelty, Ohio St. Joseph Parish, Avon Lake, Ohio The new organ at St. Joseph’s started life in 1937 as a 17-rank organ...
Spivey Hall, Clayton State  University, Morrow, Georgia The Albert Schweitzer  Memorial Organ Fratelli Ruffatti, Padua, Italy Organ Curator...
Donald Wayne Dumler, age 77, died March 20 in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. Born in 1938, he joined the staff of St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City...
Recording Notes III Before my Frescobaldi recording sessions began, I found my thoughts drifting to the golf course, as they often do. For better or...
Broadening a harpsichordist’s horizons: East Texas Pipe Organ Festival 5 continues tradition A stunning series of pictures by photographer David...
When I was a kid . . .   KLH and WCRB I grew up in the rectory of the Parish of the Epiphany in Winchester, Massachusetts, where my father was...
Although much has been written about Sir Charles Villiers Stanford, it is still difficult to understand why (apart from his church music) so little...
Much has been said and written about conservation of historical organs, but fine old instruments, and even newer ones in good condition, continue to...
David E. Wallace & Co., LLC, Gorham, Maine Opus 73 Wallace & Co.’s Opus 73 is a portable instrument designed for both demonstrations and...
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