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Sacred spaces Several years ago the Organ Clearing House was assisting a colleague firm installing a large renovated organ in one of our country’s...
Organ Method VIII This month’s excerpt continues the discussion of heel playing, with many exercises. It then deals briefly with double pedal and...
Memorial tributes by Betina Maag Santos, Jane Clark, and Larry Palmer   Homage to Rafael Puyana (October 14, 1931–March 1, 2013) Rafael Antonio...
Nunc Dimittis Fred Gluck, of Oldsmar, Florida, formerly of Erie, Pennsylvania, died March 22 at the age of 95. Born and raised in East Orange, New...
  Appointments St. Thomas Church and Choir School, New York City, has announced the appointment of Stephen Buzard and Benjamin Sheen as...
A. E. Schlueter Pipe Organ Company, Lithonia, Georgia Advent Lutheran Church,  Melbourne, Florida Advent Lutheran Church in Melbourne, Florida...
Heinz Wunderlich died March 10, 2012 (see “Nunc Dimittis,” The Diapason, May 2012, pp. 10, 12). He served for many years as music director at St....
  The world’s most distinguished concert organist, Marie-Claire Alain, died at the age of 86 on Tuesday, February 26, 2013, in Le Pecq, a small...
Some composers’ reputations, such as those of Bach and Mozart, are secured by their masterpieces in various genres. Some composers are...
As it was in the beginning Every student of the music of Johann Sebastian Bach learns early how much more there is to it than meets the untrained ear...
Organ Method VII This month’s column starts with a discussion of the ways of using excerpts from repertoire as pedal exercises—even very early in the...
Remembering Irma Rogell “Walks with Wanda,” the only English-language essay in Martin Elste’s lavishly illustrated volume Die Dame mit dem Cembalo [...
Organ Method IV This follows directly—without a break—from the last sentence of last month’s column. The first part of this month’s excerpt is again...
Mander Organs,  London, England The Mansion House Organ   Although initially for the Mansion House, this instrument is destined to replace...
Buzard Pipe Organ Builders, Champaign, Illinois Opus 41, Trinity Lutheran Church,  Sheboygan, Wisconsin   From the artistic director...
The second annual Ascension Organ Academy took place June 11–15, 2012, at the Church of the Ascension on Fifth Avenue and 10th Street in New York...
The University of Michigan 52nd Conference on Organ Music took place September 30–October 3. The annual conference is organized by Marilyn Mason, who...
Chicago? Again? A third OHS national convention in the Windy City? What else was there to see and hear in the way of the pipe organ? There was a...
Organ Method VI As usual, this month’s excerpt follows directly from the end of last month’s. It includes the most important practical parts of the...
Color my world Twenty years ago I was serving a New England Congregational church as music director, bringing the glories of the English cathedrals...