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Nunc Dimittis Patricia Goodman Booth, 86, died April 17 in Vero Beach, Florida. Born in Yonkers, New York, she showed musical talent as an organist...
In perfect harmony All musicians know what harmony is: chords, voice leading, dissonance, and resolution. We know harmony as one of the persnickety...
Schoenstein & Co. Pipe Organ Builders, Benicia, California Kountze Memorial Lutheran Church, Omaha, Nebraska Aeolian-Skinner renovation...
The Parish of All Saints, Ashmont; Dorchester, Massachusetts Skinner Organ Company,Opus 708—1929 Restoration by Joe Sloane, Jonathan Ortloff,Jonathan...
Acoustics in the Worship Space I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, and X have appeared in The Diapason in the May 1983, May 1984, January 1986, May...
Pamela Ruiter-Feenstra is the author of Bach and the Art of Improvisation, published by CHI Press of Ann Arbor, Michigan. (See Figure 1.) She earned...
My dad led a big, bold, beautiful life.    So Peter Obetz said as he eulogized his father, John Obetz—organist, teacher, mentor,...
Nunc Dimittis John Emery Bryant died March 19. Born May 26, 1961, he was organist of Kenilworth Union Church in Kenilworth, Illinois, and had...
Summer break I am writing only briefly this month just to let everyone know that I am, for the first time since starting this column, going to take a...
The right tool for the right job Parking a car in New York City is not for the faint of heart. I can reliably find a space in our neighborhood, as...
Grandall & Engen,  Maple Grove, Minnesota Schaefer organ, ca. 1910 St. Mary’s Ridge Catholic Church, St. Mary’s Ridge (Cashton), Wisconsin...
Peragallo Pipe Organ Company, Paterson, New Jersey Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph, Brooklyn, New York A stroll through the Prospect Heights section of...
Going Greene In a March communication, “Harpsichord News” follower Thomas Orr (Columbus, Georgia) suggested several recent publications that he...
Henry S. Fusner, Nashville resident from 1970 to 2015, died February 2. He was 91. Born in Parkersburg, West Virginia, in 1923, Fusner grew up in New...
What a winter. Our son Andy writes for a daily news service at the State House in Boston and gets to see his prose online and in print the next day....
Paul Jordan March 12, 1939–March 1, 2015   An appreciation As I was preparing this month’s column, I received news that my former teacher,...
The Diapason’s inaugural “20 under 30” selections came from a field that included over 100 nominations, a response that surprised and delighted us....
Wilbur Held, composer, teacher, and servant “gentle and humble in heart” (Matthew 11:29), died on March 24, 2015, in Claremont, California, a few...
The arrival of the Christian faith in Nigeria in the mid-nineteenth century dramatically changed the musical landscape in the West African nation...
Orgues Létourneau, St-Hyacinthe, Québec, Canada Opus 127 St. Mark’s School of Texas, Dallas, Texas   From the choirmaster When I assumed my...
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