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While completing the installation of a new organ in the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church in late 1998, I was drawn into a conversation...
Most of the time, pipe organs and pianos share equal temperament--at least in theory. Compared to an average piano tuning, organ tuning is a massive...
The University of Iowa, in conjunction with the River Valley and University of Iowa chapters of the AGO, sponsored their annual Institute for Sacred...
When the Albert Schweitzer Organ Festival/USA held its sixth annual festival in September of 2002, there was much discussion about the best means to...
A Silent H Another H went silent two years ago when Harold (Hal) Haney (born May 23, 1926) died in Denver, Colorado, on July 30, 2001. Creator of the...
Lionel Dakers Lionel Frederick Dakers died on March 10 in Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK. Born on February 24, 1924, in Kent, Dr. Dakers studied at...
Marik's palms were wet. "I've got to stop wiping them on my trousers," he thought. "I'm making dark streaks that will draw attention." He resisted...
Wilhelm Middelschulte (1863-1943), the distinguished organist and composer, is a name found frequently in the earlier issues of The Diapason.1 The...
Philip Hahn, the immediate past president of the American Guild of Organists, died peacefully at his home in San Francisco, California on April 13,...
Cover Buzard Pipe Organ Builders, Champaign, Illinois St. James Episcopal Church, Newport Beach, California Sometimes, some things are just "...
Bradford Organ Company, of Evanston, Illinois, has built a new two-manual and pedal mechanical action organ (Opus 10) for the residence of Michael...
Otto Alexander Altenburg died on October 18, 1997, at the age of 72. He was a Navy veteran, a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology,...
Thomas Donahue is the author of The Modern Classical Organ and the editor of the forthcoming Gerhard Brunzema: His Work and His Influence. For modern...
J. F. Nordlie Co. Pipe Organ Builders, Sioux Falls, SD, has built a new organ, opus 27, for Faith Lutheran Church, Prairie Village, KS. The...
Australian National Carillon A recital given by Suzanne Magassy marked the 25th anniversary of the Australian National Carillon in Canberra on April...
Northrop Auditorium at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis houses a four-manual Aeolian-Skinner organ of 108 ranks, the firm's opus 892. The...
When Martin Neary succeeded Simon Preston as Westminster Abbey's Organist and Master of the Choristers in 1988, a distinguished career reached its...
The topic of the twelfth San Anselmo Organ Festival was “The Organ in California: Successive Styles and Changes.” The underlying premise...
Dobson Pipe Organ Builders, Ltd., Lake City, IA, has completed its opus 63 for McKinley Presbyterian Church in Champaign, IL. Built for a...