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“There is nothing remarkable about it.  All one has to do is hit the right notes at the right time, and the instrument plays itself....
Karen McFarlane has announced her retirement from twenty-four years of active concert management, effective January 1 of this coming year. Karen...
Cover Steven Cook, Edmonds, WA Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, Bremerton, WA From the consultant: A new, encased mechanical action organ, by builder...
Northwest Spaces Physical, metaphysical, mental and spiritual; Concerts expand one's perceptions and test prejudices A random survey around the...
In the world of music at large the organ is often considered an outcast, a curiosity, or at best an antique. One reason is that much of the organ...
On February 2, 2000, the life of a great Christian organist came to an end. Esma Beth Clark, 74 years old, died after a prolonged struggle with...
The Reuter Organ Company, Lawrence, Kansas, has built a new organ for University Presbyterian Church in Seattle, Washington. Opus 2196 is a large...
Paul Pettinga, longtime professor of music at the University of Illinois, died one year ago, on October 28, 1999, in Urbana, Illinois, at the age of...
This article is coming to you from the Isle of Man, an island some 30 miles long by about 14 miles wide, and sitting midway between Ireland and...
Perhaps it is a good idea to state right away that there are several goals which may be served by a report on the AGO 2000 convention in Seattle,...
Cover Patrick J. Murphy & Associates, Inc., Stowe, Pennsylvania, has completed the restoration of the 1869 E.&G.G. Hook Opus 505. At the...
Alan Hovhaness died on June 21 in Seattle, Washington, at the age of 89. A prolific composer who embraced melody in an atonal age and drew heavily on...
Introduction The Kimball Company of Chicago was one of the foremost pipe organ builders in America in the first three decades of the twentieth...
AGO.DOT.COM A Tale of Two Organs \x\dotcom   One aspect of the first AGO national convention of the new millennium was that critical reaction to...
On August 15, Sante Fe harpsichordist Virginia Mackie joins the very exclusive club of centenarian harpsichordists; indeed, the only other one known...
Leslie Spelman, of La Jolla, California, died on May 28 at the age of 97. He taught at the University of Redlands from 1937-1968 and was Director of...
What strikes one immediately in the north of Germany is the uniformity of the style of architecture of the major churches. Throughout Schleswig-...
The following deals with the most important debate in the German Christian churches: the crisis within the church and the consequences of that crisis...
Cover Martin Ott Pipe Organ Company, Inc., St. Louis, Missouri, has completed two new organs for Mount Angel Abbey, St. Benedict, Oregon. The firm's...
Carillon Repertory: Early carillon music Little is known about the music that was manually performed on the carillon prior to the 18th century....