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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...
Nunc Dimittis William Brant Mills of Florence, South Carolina, died on February 18 at the age of 68. A diaconal minister in the United Methodist...
I first became acquainted with the well-known Spanish organist and reigning Queen of Iberian organ music, Montserrat Torrent, in 1985. I owe a...
Patrick J. Murphy & Associates, Inc., Stowe, Pennsylvania St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Roman Catholic Church,  Carnegie, Pennsylvania In 1992 the...
Dobson Pipe Organ Builders,  Opus 90, 2012 The Joseph W. Schreiber Memorial Organ, Independent Presbyterian Church, Birmingham, Alabama  ...
A native of Hico, Texas, Paul Wolfe received a master’s degree in piano from the University of Texas-Austin in 1950. He subsequently continued his...
The Steer & Turner Company John Wesley Steer (1824–1900) (he later changed the spelling to Steere) was born in Southwick, Massachusetts, and had...
Organ Method I Note: This is the first excerpt from my Organ Method, as discussed in last month’s column. It is the Preface to that book, and, as...
It was a dark and stormy night . . .1 In the early hours of January 24, 1908, a cold westerly wind gusting to thirty miles an hour buffeted Portland...
Carlo Curley died at his home in Melton Mowbray, England, on August 11. He was 59. Born into a musical family in North Carolina in 1952, he attended...