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Relocation and resurrection I received a telephone call in May of 2010. A lady familiar with Buzard Pipe Organ Builders’ restoration work had...
From the organbuilder In 1976, a fire at the historic Christ Anglican Church in London, Ontario, caused severe damage to the interior of the nave as...
Richard Rephann, 82, harpsichordist and director emeritus of the Yale University Collection of Musical Instruments, died on December 29, 2014, in...
The Haarlem International Organ Festival (July 12–26, 2014) celebrated a milestone with its 50th Improvisation Competition this summer. The festival...
Note: All letters, photos, articles, and other memorabilia used here are from the personal library of Dr. Alexander Boggs Ryan, housed at Trinity...
Listening carefully It seems to me that there exists a set of challenges and opportunities that arise from questions about how to listen to one’s own...
Where’s the fire? Throughout my organbuilding career, I’ve owned and driven large vehicles. There was an interval when I tried a mini-van. It was a...
John Hubert Corina, 86, of Athens, Georgia, died December 13, 2014. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, he studied piano and organ with his father. As a young...
Malcolm D. Benson died on January 1, 2015, in Ontario, California, of complications from pneumonia. He was 94. Born in Winchester, Indiana, on March...
From the organbuilder It has been a high honor for me and my firm to design and build this new three-manual pipe organ for the St. Vincent Archabbey...
In 2015 there are several composers whose anniversaries can be commemorated, albeit some of the dates are not known for certain; some of the names...
The Organ Historical Society’s 59th Annual Convention took place in central New York with the historic Genesee Grande Hotel, Syracuse, as convention...
Sight-reading II The first thing that is required for effective sight-reading is that the reading process itself not be impeded by anything practical...
The Ugly Duckling” I am a hopelessly besotted fan of Patrick O’Brien’s magnificent series of novels about the British Navy during the Napoleonic Wars...
Remembering George Lucktenberg (1930–2014) Artist Walt Kuhn’s serious but jaunty painting of a horse jockey graced a color postcard from George...
Spreckels Outdoor Organ at 100 years In summer 2001, I had just finished my doctorate at the Manhattan School of Music and was living in New York...
Harold Chaney, New York City organist, died on November 20, 2014. He was 84. The cause was complications related to Alzheimer’s disease. A native of...
What a thrill it was to hear famed organist Dame Gillian Weir play her final public recital at Westminster Cathedral in London on December 5, 2011....
Daniel Roth is widely acclaimed as a leading French organ recitalist, recording artist, improviser, teacher, and composer. He is titular organist of...
To encourage young organists—this has been our raison d’être for the past seventeen years of the Albert Schweitzer Organ Festival, something with...