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On April 15th, tragedy marred the famed Boston Marathon when two bombs went off at the finish line. Three people were killed and 260 persons injured...
Howard Milton Latta, 91 years old, died February 6 in Fresno, California. A graduate of San Jose State University, where he majored in music, Latta...
Organ Method XIII This follows directly from last month’s column. For those with little or no prior keyboard experience, I have made this method’s...
Pay attention Once I spent an afternoon with a friend, dare I say lover, sitting on a rock at the seashore. The tide was coming in, and we were...
Campanologist Carl Zimmerman has for many years maintained a website with a huge amount of information on carillons and bells, an excellent reference...
Berghaus Pipe Organ Builders, Inc. Bellwood, Illinois Luther Memorial Chapel,  Shorewood, Wisconsin The 35-rank organ for Luther Memorial Chapel...
Organist and musicologist Walker Evans Cunningham died unexpectedly at his home in San Francisco on May 14. He was 65. Cunningham grew up in...
Goulding & Wood Organ Builders, Inc., Indianapolis, Indiana Opus 50 The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, Lexington,...
But the basis for all improvisation must be preparation. If I haven’t prepared, I can’t improvise. If I’ve made careful preparations I can always...
On October 13, 2012, Robert Powell was interviewed as part of a weekend celebration of his music and in honor of his 80th birthday (July 22, 2012)....
The start of a century At 10:24 a.m. on October 15, 1947, Air Force test pilot Chuck Yeager flew the X-1 experimental aircraft faster than the speed...
Organ Method XI      I begin this column with the last two paragraphs of the previous, for better continuity and to allow the reader...
Robert Clark taught at the University of Michigan from 1964 to 1981, and at Arizona State University, Tempe, from 1981 until his retirement in 1998....
Russell Meyer & AssociatesOrgan Builders,Bridgeton, New Jersey The Catholic Communityof St. Charles Borromeo,  Skillman, New Jersey The...
Orgues Létourneau Limitée,  Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec Opus 125 St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Murfreesboro, Tennessee    From the builder...
Introduction During the travels of his virtuoso years, Franz Liszt liked to try out and even perform on various organs throughout Europe.1 However,...
Robert Clark taught at the University of Michigan from 1964 to 1981, and at Arizona State University, Tempe, from 1981 until his retirement in 1998....
Experts In a suburb of Boston, there’s a three-manual Hook & Hastings organ that I rebuilt in the 1990s. It’s an electro-pneumatic organ built in...
Organ Method XI I ended last month’s column with the suggestion that experienced keyboard players who are using this book to begin their exploration...
Toni Desiree Hines died January 19. A native of Jackson, Mississippi, Hines worked in Chicago, New York, and Philadelphia; in the latter city she was...