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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...
At the north end of Copenhagen’s city center, nestled peacefully near the botanical gardens on Gothersgade, lies the Sankt Andreas Kirke. Its...
William C. Hain, 89 years old, died on December 29, 2012 in West Mifflin, Pennsylvania. Born January 13, 1923 in Pittsburgh, he worked for the Samuel...
A harpsichordist in Aeolian-Skinner land: 2012 East Texas Pipe Organ Festival  One recurring category in my performing career has been as a...
Glück Pipe Organs, New York, New York Mayflower Congregational  United Church of Christ,  Oklahoma City, Oklahoma   An essay in...
At the north end of Copenhagen’s city center, nestled peacefully near the botanical gardens on Gothersgade, lies the Sankt Andreas Kirke. Its...
Background For the second time in as many years, I attended the East Texas Pipe Organ Festival held November 12–15, 2012, honoring the life and work...
In 2013 there are several composers whose anniversaries can be commemorated, albeit some of the dates are not known for certain; there are a few...
Organ Method V This follows directly from last month’s column. The approach to learning pedal playing that I am outlining here is not materially...
Scott Smith Pipe Organs,  Lansing, Michigan Newman Residence,  Clio, Michigan When the builder was first approached about this project, the...
What’s it worth? When my kids were growing up, we were active in a small inland sailing club that ran weekly races from April to October. My son...