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The debate over the authenticity of BWV 565, the Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, has continued for thirty years. This article summarizes and critiques...
We have been blessed with beautiful weekends for this festival, but this year was especially lovely. The leaves don’t turn color until October, but...
During my doctoral studies at Boston’s New England Conservatory, I had the privilege of serving as organ scholar and assistant university organist...
Leek Pipe Organ Company, Oberlin, Ohio St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, North Baltimore, Ohio The Leek Pipe Organ Company of Oberlin, Ohio has renovated...
Kegg Pipe Organ Builders,  Hartville, Ohio Sacred Heart Church,  New Philadelphia, Ohio   From the organbuilder I recently agreed with...
Acoustics in the Worship Space I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, and IX have appeared in The Diapason, May 1983, May 1984, January 1986, May 1987,...
In the second half of July, leading figures from the international organ world gathered again in Haarlem, the Netherlands, for the 49th edition of...
During my many years of playing and specializing in Iberian repertoire, the most frequently asked question was always: “What IS a tiento?” According...
Organ Method III This is the next part of the Introduction, following directly from last month. Next month’s column will include the final section of...
Feeding your passion   What do you want to be when you grow up? I caught the pipe organ bug when I was a kid growing up in Winchester,...
The Carillon Academy of Lier, Belgium, offered a carillon summer course in July for beginning and intermediate levels as well as a masterclass for...
James Earl Bratcher died on August 14. He was 77. In 1974 he formed the New Mexico Symphony Chorus and served as assistant conductor of the New...
This year’s conference, directed by Keith Shafer, immediately followed the national AGO convention just up the road in Nashville. What a fine...
This interview was first published in Dutch in Het Orgel 96 (2000), no. 5. Leonhardt had been made an honorary member (Lid van Verdienste) of the...
R. Karstens Organ Works, Ltd 2010   24 stops, 28 ranks, 1,722 pipes Lake Park Lutheran Church, Milwaukee, Wisconsin   GREAT 8′ Principal...
Schoenstein & Co.,  Benicia, California First Lutheran Church,  Sioux Falls, South Dakota   Polishing a gem When we talk with...
The 2012 inaugural meeting of the new Historical Keyboard Society of North America (HKSNA), formed by the merger of the Southeastern Historical...
The development of early Spanish organs At the beginning of the 16th century, organs in Spain resembled those in the rest of Europe. During the last...
Organ Method II This is the first part—roughly the first half—of an Introduction designed to orient the beginning student to the instrument itself:...
The invincible da Vinci The other night I was watching a documentary about the life and work of Leonardo da Vinci, who lived from 1452 to 1519, a...