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Billed as “An Organ at the Crossroads,” the fall organ conference at Indiana University, held September 15–18, drew a large group of participants...
In 2014 there are several composers whose anniversaries can be commemorated, albeit some of the dates are not known for certain. Some of the names...
The McGill Summer Organ Academy took place in Montreal from July 8–18, 2013 during a fearsome heat wave. This biennial two-week event, which was...
Substitution in thirds The left-hand version of this exercise for practicing substitution in thirds starts as is shown in Example 1. Again, you...
If a tree falls in the forest, and there’s no one there to hear it, does it make a noise? I am writing in the days just after Christmas, working...
Clyde Holloway died December 18, 2013, in Houston, Texas. He was 77 years old. The Herbert S. Autrey Professor Emeritus of Organ at Rice University’s...
Marceau Pipe Organbuilders of Seattle, Washington, has completed a major project to the M.P. Möller pipe organ at this historic Great Falls church....
The present pipe organ at St. James United Church is unique among Montréal’s many interesting organs because much of the organ’s pipework dates back...
A rare instance of a Scottish chamber organ (the only known example in the U.S.), with case and works by John Renton of Edinburgh, has found new...
British Organ Music Seminar July 25–29, 2013 The ninth British Organ Music Seminar was held for four days in London, beginning on July 25. The...
A further practice step is to try patterns in which the hand plays more than one note at a time (Examples 1–4). The fingerings given above and below...
From the builder The new organ at St. Bridget Catholic Church in Richmond, Virginia, is the 42nd new organ to come from the workshop of John-Paul...
The high cost of beauty When the tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamun was discovered in 1922, the world went agog over the dazzling beauty of the artifacts...
Organist, conductor, and composer Massimo Nosetti died November 12, 2013, of cancer. He was 53. Born in Alessandria, Italy, he was titular organist...
An urtext edition of Fandango (R146) by the Spanish composer Padre Antonio Soler (1729–1783) has been published by Ut Orpheus Editions of Bologna (...
St. Ambrose Parish in Salt Lake City has been blessed with a beautiful, large, and acoustically gracious worship space, a talented and ambitious...
Douglas E. “Doug” Bush died in his home on October 4 after battling cancer. Born in 1947, Bush grew up on a farm in western Montana; his interest in...
But Will It Fit? The plan was to design an organ that would fit in approximately the space occupied by the original 1879 Roosevelt organ, the façade...
The 58th annual Organ Historical Society national convention differed in several ways from some of the recent ones. Its hub, Burlington, is the...
What a treat to hear such wonderfully prepared young organists at the Albert Schweitzer Organ Festival in September! It speaks well of them...