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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...
  Lee Dettra retired four years ago after 53 years of serving churches and universities in Florida, Pennsylvania, New York, and Delaware. A...
  David E. Wallace & Co.,  Gorham, Maine St. Paul’s Anglican Parish,  Brockton, Massachusetts David E. Wallace and Company has...
  Quimby Pipe Organs,  Warrensburg, Missouri  Opus 67: 3 manuals, 38 ranks First Congregational Church,  Greeley, Colorado Quimby...
  The ninth festival had barely finished before people were clamoring to know when the next one would be! Once again, the Instituto de Órganos...
  Organ Method—concept and  introduction This month’s column marks the fifth anniversary of On Teaching. During those five years I have...
Ingenious design After spending hundreds of nights in New York hotels over the years, and having had the opportunity to borrow a friend’s place in...