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What a treat to hear such wonderfully prepared young organists at the Albert Schweitzer Organ Festival in September! It speaks well of them...
Roughly midway between Amsterdam and The Hague lies Leiden, at one time the second largest city in the Netherlands. Leiden boasts numerous monumental...
Organ Method XIV This month’s column is a continuation of last month’s discussion of learning to play contrapuntal passages. In the second movement...
It's alive There’s a small category of inanimate objects that seem alive to those who appreciate and use them. A friend is an avid cyclist who...
On Preserving a Dream When Lois Knell called, she enquired whether I might be interested in a home organ. She planned to move from her home in Mt....
In memory of Jane Slaughter Hardenbergh Samford University began life as Howard College. For those interested in its history, a Google search will...
The 63rd annual Sewanee Church Music Conference, directed by Robert Delcamp, president of the board and university organist at the University of the...
Donald Paul Hustad, organist, choir director, radio musician, composer, arranger, scholar, educator, editor, and writer, died on June 22, 2013, at...
This month’s column continues the discussion of learning to play more than one note or voice in each hand, specifically expanding it to music in...
Facebooking the music Fifty years ago when television was a fledgling technology, it was touted as a great educational tool. That has proven true to...
Immanuel Presbyterian Church, located in the historic Yankee Hill neighborhood of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, has long held a place of prominence in both...
From the builder In December of 2011, my long-time friend and colleague Irv Lawless informed me that Aeolian-Skinner Opus 1472 would soon be...
Abstract  Whether mechanical organ actions allow organists to control the way in which they move the key and thus influence the transients has...
In 1980, I was appointed organist and director of music at Queen Street Baptist Church in St. Catharines, a position I held for 18 years. In...
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...