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Nunc Dimittis David Spicer died January 18 in Malvern, Pennsylvania. Since 1986, he was minister of music and arts for the First Church of Christ,...
  Lessons from Couperin It was not until my first academic sabbatical semester in the late 1970s that I took the time to learn all eight of the...
It’s all about the tools. Last December, I spent several weeks driving around the Boston area tuning organs. In the Boston suburbs, I-95 is an...
Clavichord When I wrote several columns about tuning and temperament beginning in July 2009, I introduced the series with the following:   Most...
Editor’s note: This feature is presented this month as Norberto Guinaldo celebrates his 80th birthday. It will be continued next month.   Ah!...
Experts in the field of intercultural musicology have propounded various definitions of interculturalism. Akin Euba describes music in which elements...
Austin Organ Company,  Hartford, Connecticut  Opus 1215 St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Hanover, Pennsylvania The St. Matthew Lutheran...
Nunc Dimittis   Robert V. (Bob) Clement, 67, of Avondale, Pennsylvania, died November 18 after a brief illness. An electrical engineer by...
The A Team:Antoinette Vischer’sCommissions for Harpsichord Marguerite Bertha Antoinette Vischer (born February 13, 1909, in Basel, Switzerland) was...
Why it matters. An hour ago, I finished my last “Christmas” tuning. It’s been a fun season involving lots of organs—some wonderful, and some a little...
Disjunct Motion III For reasons that were random and fleeting, I did not write columns for November 2016 or January 2017. Thus these three columns on...
We first saw the much-altered 1875 Steer & Turner organ at First Baptist Church in downtown St. Paul, Minnesota, in 2003. There were dead notes,...
Turning nineteen is a pretty awesome event—exploding horizons, new responsibilities, new friends, leaving home for an exciting new place to live,...
This is the third installment in a series of articles that will offer ideas for enriching service playing. (The first installment, on hymn playing,...
Buzard Pipe Organ Builders, Champaign, Illinois, Opus 44  Grace Episcopal Church,  Sandusky, Ohio Buzard Pipe Organ Builders Opus 44, a...
M. P. Rathke, Inc., Indianapolis, Indiana, Opus 8 Newtown United Methodist Church, Cincinnati, Ohio   From the director of music II Corinthians...
Nunc Dimittis Harry Lyn Huff, minister of music for Old South Church, Copley Square, Boston, Massachusetts, died November 3, of complications from a...
In 2017 the anniversaries of numerous composers can be commemorated, albeit some of their birth and death dates are not known for certain. Some names...
The Organ Historical Society celebrated its 60th anniversary in Philadelphia from June 26–July 2, 2016, with a memorably diverse array of instruments...
This is the second installment in a series of articles that will offer ideas for enriching service playing. (The first installment, on hymn playing,...
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