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Finger substitution It is generally assumed that silent finger substitution was used extensively in nineteenth-century organ playing and...
Anticipation was high as the hour drew near for the first staged performance of Johann Mattheson's Boris Goudenow. Composed in 1710 for the Hamburg...
In many cities and on many campuses, classical music--especially organ music--is hard to find during the summer months. Not so at the University of...
Art by committee I have recently joined the board of a non-profit organization that supports the work of a professional string quartet in our town in...
2005 GCNA Congress The annual congress of the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America was held June 13’17 on the campuses of Grand Valley State...
John Ogasapian, of Pepperell, Massachusetts, died in Los Angeles on July 11, shortly after he was diagnosed with cancer of the pancreas and liver. He...
Mid-Atlantic Organ Company, Charlotte, North Carolina Covenant Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, North Carolina The Aeolian-Skinner organ at Covenant...
Dobson Pipe Organ Builders, Lake City, Iowa, Op. 79, 2004 Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church, Ellison Bay, Wisconsin Door County, a peninsula...
II. The balance of this article will explore some of the methods used by Schoenstein in designing symphonic organs. Tonal Variety In planning a...
I. By the time the romantic era concluded in the 1930s, the organ, at its best, after centuries of progress, had achieved a level of musical...
Each one of us surely has an individual concept of sin, generally from direct personal experience: I sometimes describe it as “anything that is more...
Is there really no such thing as bad publicity? I had my first real job in an organbuilder’s workshop during the summer after my freshman year in...
Joy Anne Moore Marsh died peacefully at her home in Plano, Texas, on July 9. She was 69. Born in Dallas on July 19, 1935, she graduated from North...
Sym·po´si·um. 2. A conference at which a particular subject is discussed and opinions gathered.1 Although advertised as an eight-...
A. E. Schlueter Pipe Organ Company, Lithonia, Georgia Bethel United Methodist Church, Charleston, South Carolina The history of Bethel United...
St. Cecilia’s Abbey Ryde, Isle of Wight, England Kenneth Tickell & Co. Ltd., Northampton The diamond-shaped Isle of Wight, 22.5 miles long and 13...
A recent holiday in Scotland provided many opportunities to see and play organs and other historical instruments in addition to being a tourist in...
The use of mental imagery in the creation of music goes back many generations. Composers such as Mozart, Schumann, Wagner and Brahms utilized mental...
I feel privileged to be involved with an instrument that has such a grand heritage and so thoroughly captivates its players, builders, and listeners...
James R. Gaines: Evening in the Palace of Reason.  NY: Fourth Estate (an Imprint of HarperCollins), 2005. ISBN 0-00-715658-8.
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