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In the niche of time The history of organ building and organ music is deep and rich, but the longer I toil in those vineyards, the more I realize how...
Velocity III As a brief addendum to the latter part of last month’s column, I must mention that among famous organ pieces, the Widor Toccata is...
Cor (Cornelius Herman) Edskes, noted organologist, left this world on September 7, 2015, from his hometown, Groningen, in the northeastern corner of...
No doubt exists about the pedagogical value of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Das Orgelbüchlein. Perhaps the clearest statement of its importance can be...
In 2016 the anniversaries of several composers can be commemorated, albeit some of their dates are not known for certain. Some names need no...
J. Allen Farmer, Inc., Opus 58R Winston-Salem, North Carolina Hook & Hastings Opus 1801 St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, Winston-Salem, North...
C. B. Fisk, Inc., Gloucester, Massachusetts, Opus 146 Chapel of the Holy Spirit,  Christ Church, Glendale, Ohio Glendale, Ohio, incorporated in...
A saint of our own Sometime in the middle of the second century Anno Domine, a young Christian woman who had made a faithful vow of virginity was...
Cor Edskes, organologist, leader in the organ reform movement and historic organ restoration in Europe, and former editor of Het Orgel, died...
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...
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