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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...
Our new organ for the Cathedral of Christ the King closely follows the concept we have recently espoused for ideal three-manual design in an organ of...
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...