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Buried Treasures:  The Harpsichord Pages  in Retrospect (2006–15) Once upon a time (well, twice actually, in The Diapason issues of January...
Velocity II Through the velocity exercises that I have outlined in last month’s issue, we have moved from the predictable 5-4-3-2-1 sequence to...
At age 18, we are going to college! The Albert Schweitzer Organ Festival is moving to its new home at Trinity College in Hartford! After enjoying...
The performance of notes inégales (the primarily French convention of performing equally notated melodies in an unequal fashion by alternating short...
Charles M. Ruggles, Conifer, Colorado Henry Kilgen, 1884 St. Augustine’s Cultural Center, Austin, Nevada Charles M. Ruggles of Conifer, Colorado,...
Kegg Pipe Organ Builders, Hartville, Ohio Our Lady of Fatima Church, Lafayette, Louisiana    From the organbuilder When we were first...
William Benjamin Hutto, III, 67, musician, composer, and teacher, died September 29 in Washington, D.C. Born in Charleston, South Carolina, on...
Autobiography of a clavichord: As told to Larry Palmer I am known as “Number Nine”—a moniker bestowed on me because of my position in the handwritten...
Velocity I This month and next I am writing about the quest to play fast: fast enough, faster than before, faster than the next person, fast and...
Meeting the future This weekend, Wendy and I drove to Massachusetts to visit our new grandson. Samuel John Vichiett-Bishop was born last Thursday (...
Dutch composer Ad Wammes (b. 1953) achieved international notoriety in the organist community through the publication of Miroir in 1989. Miroir has...
The year 2015 marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of Pierre Kunc (1865–1941), possibly one of the most award-winning organist/composers in...
Mander Organs,  London, England The Flavour Conductor Mander Organs has recently completed a most unusual commission, an organ to promote a...
Bigelow & Co. Organ Builders, American Fork, Utah First United Methodist Church, Salt Lake City, Utah   From the builder Bigelow & Co....
Nunc Dimittis   Paul Rogers Jenkins, Jr., who served as professor of organ at Stetson University’s School of Music in DeLand, Florida, from 1956...
Harpsichord Plus:  The Accompanied Music  of Jacques Duphly As a genre, accompanied harpsichord music seems to have come into being early...
It works for me. After I graduated from Oberlin, we lived in a rented four-bedroom farmhouse with a huge yard in the rolling countryside a few miles...
To look or not to look, part II To recap from last month, it has been my observation that making a practice of looking at the hands or feet while...
During its prime in the nineteenth-century, the reed organ was the preferred instrument in American homes and also deemed a fit substitute for the...
The 65th Sewanee Church Music Conference offered attendees a packed week under the leadership of new director Todd Wilson. A stellar music faculty—...
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