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  Recitals--Examples Last month I laid out some ideas about recital planning, especially how teachers can help students think about recital...
  What’s in a name? Did you ever meet someone named Smith? Ever wonder where that name came from? Ever wonder why Smith is such a common name?...
  Gregory S. Larsen died March 10 in Denver; he was 64. He grew up in Faribault, Minnesota and studied piano as a child, becoming a teenage...
M. P. Rathke, Inc.,  Indianapolis, Indiana The Musical Instrument Museum, Phoenix, Arizona   During autumn 2008 we were contacted by...
Thomas Prentice Sanborn (1892) Goulding & Wood, Inc. (2011) Cook Grand Hall Indiana Landmarks Center,  Indianapolis, Indiana Downtown...
It was July of 2004. The voice on the phone was Douglass Hunt, premier organ technician for some of New York City’s highest profile churches and...
  The opening of Kansas City’s Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in September 2011 ended a sixteen-year search for a new location to house...
  The stately leaded glass Venetian Ballroom of the late Gothic revival Berkeley City Club, not far from the university, was the site of a...
On Saturday, June 2, Christopher Houlihan kicked off his six-city tour of the six Vierne symphonies with two recitals at the Church of the Ascension...
  Paul Emerson Opel died March 1 in Rutland, Vermont. He was 55. He attended Bennington College and earned degrees in music and Russian;...
  Létourneau Pipe Organs,  Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec, Canada Opus 118 (2010) The Cathedral of Christ the Light, Oakland, California  ...
  Former glories I love visiting church buildings. I love experiencing all the different forms these buildings can take, reading bulletin boards...
Harpsichordists in the news What with the recent multi-million-dollar endowment of the Juilliard School’s early music program, New York City...
  Harpsichordists in the news What with the recent multi-million-dollar endowment of the Juilliard School’s early music program, New York City...
Saint-Germain-en-Laye, 3 février 1911—Saumur, 20 juin 1940 On February 3, 2011, Jehan would have been 100 years old. But he met his death at the...
The original Grand Avenue Temple Methodist Church opened at Ninth and Grand in Kansas City in 1870. This was a Victorian Gothic brick church with an...
Jacqueline’s childhood memories of her parents’ home, 22 rue Duroc in Paris’s Seventh Arrondissement, included frequent encounters with famous...
The new Thomas organ of Monaco is a completely new instrument in a resolutely contemporary façade   The present Cathedral of Monaco was...
Pasi Organ Builders, Inc., Roy, Washington, Opus 19 Sacred Heart Co-Cathedral, Houston, Texas   Pasi Organ Builders, Inc., Roy, Washington, Opus...
What if I told you that there is surviving Italian organ music as splendid as Giovanni Gabrieli’s In Ecclesiis and as ethereal as Gregorio Allegri’s...