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Situated on a hill overlooking the city of Lewiston, Maine, the Gothic Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul is visible from a great distance in any...
The Conference of Roman Catholic Cathedral Musicians (CRCCM) met in Washington, D.C., January 6–9 at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the...
Most organs have two or more manuals, and organ composers have, for most of the time that organ music has been written, been able to assume that an...
A show of hands It’s the middle of March and here in the frigid Northeast we had a little tease last week when the temperature outside went up into...
David Arthur Sansome Gell, 70 years old, died March 2, 2014, in Santa Barbara, California. Born in Alberta, Canada, his musical journey began at...
From the builder In projects, journeys, and lives, there are milestone events that mark progress or achievements. The dedication of Andover Opus R-...
Situated on the rugged west coast of Norway, the city of Trondheim is the location for one of the most compelling sacred spaces in all of northern...
The American Institute of Organbuilders held its 40th annual convention October 6–9, 2013, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The AIO is an...
Mildred M. (Meyer) Brugger, age 88, of Edinboro, Pennsylvania, passed away January 28, 2014. Born November 2, 1925, in Erie, she worked for the...
After you have completed this process with the passage that you have chosen, move on to the next increment of the piece and do the same thing. While...
Once you’ve seen the best, there’s only the rest. So many things, so many concepts, so many ideas today are labeled “the best” or “the greatest” that...
The Parish of St. Jane Frances de Chantal was founded in 1950 and is part of the Archdiocese of Washington. The original church building, which was...
Two recent instruments by Paul Fritts & Company Organ Builders of Tacoma, Washington, while built from the same design, demonstrate how different...
I first visited Zion’s Lutheran Church in 1986, near the beginning of my organbuilding apprenticeship. I recall surprise in discovering that the...
News of organbuilder Hellmuth Wolff’s passing on November 20, 2013, was not unexpected, but still came as a surprise and shock. He was 76 years old....
Marilyn Mason—legend in her own time, musician and teacher of international renown, torchbearer for composers, organ builders, and students, ground...
Blest be the tie that binds Our hearts in Christian love; The fellowship of kindred minds Is like to that above.   That’s one of the great old...
We now come to some exercises and discussion aimed at helping you to get comfortable putting your hands and feet together, that is, learning to play...
Warren L. Berryman, age 91, died January 18, 2014, in Morrison, Colorado, where he had resided since 1991. Born February 24, 1922, in Omaha, Nebraska...
From the builder On November 23, 2013, the Department of Music at the University of California, Berkeley (UCB) welcomed the Noack organ originally...