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M. Searle Wright died on June 3 at the age of 86. See the “Nunc Dimittis” column on page 8 of the August 2004 issue of The Diapason. The New York...
Julian E. Bulley,80, organbuilder of Dayton, Ohio, died July 28 in Keene, New Hampshire. He was the second generation owner and president of Toledo...
Cover Feature Kegg Pipe Organ Builders, Hartville, Ohio First United Methodist Church, Winnsboro, North Carolina In an organ builder's life there...
Prelude: When the City Council of Leipzig in 1723 named Johann Sebastian Bach Cantor and Director of Music, he was given responsibility for the...
Our raison d'être for this sabbatical to England was to study the choir training techniques and organs in cathedrals, parish churches and...
Elise Cambon, affectionately called "The First Lady of Sacred Music," is a living legend in New Orleans. This spirited woman, who calls herself a...
Marvin Beinema, 84, died July 29 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Born on October 28, 1919, in Worcester, Massachusetts, he was proficient at the keyboard...
Cover Feature Fenris Pipe Organ, Kilkenny, Minnesota Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Rochester, Minnesota Project Scope In the spring of 2002 we were...
Vincentian priests are known as missionaries and educators, but not as composers. Franciscans and Jesuits, on the other hand, employed music as part...
“Most of what I have learned about organs has come from working on organs or from observing organs. But I have had two principal teachers. The first...
The European community and in particular, France, lost an important advocate for the organ with the untimely death of Jean Boyer. Mr. Boyer died of...
The 25th International Organ and Church Music Institute, June 20-22, officially began Monday morning with a welcome by Dr. Marilyn Mason, chair of...
Back in 1915, for the Panama-California Exposition, John D. Spreckels dedicated an organ pavilion in Balboa Park to “the peoples of all the world.”...
Alaska officials ponder only road to Juneau Juneau, Alaska, is currently accessible only by airplane or boat. The city of 31,000 is the capital of...
J. Bunker Clark died of melanoma on December 26, 2003, in Lawrence, Kansas, at the age of 72. Born on October 19, 1931, he earned a BMus and MMus in...
Cover Feature A. David Moore, North Pomfret, Vermont, Opus 27 The home of George Becker and Christo Bresnahan, San Francisco, California From the...
The Ann Arbor Chapter of the American Guild of Organists presented its annual New Music Festival April 24 and 25, entitled "Music for the Queen...
We met with Sarah MacDonald on June 5, 2003, during exam week, in the lovely garden near the chapel of Selwyn College. On the previous day we had...
Two concerts featuring harpsichordists Skip Sempé and Olivier Fortin provided ample reason for making the trip to Michigan's Grand Valley...
Last year's Festival, "Bach in Leipzig --Between Tradition and a New Beginning," was a high water mark and featured such interpreters as Ton Koopman...