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Pedaling the French:  A ‘Tour de France’ of Revival Harpsichordists 1888–1939   I. Near-death and slow rebirth “Make what you want: this...
Blessed with a natural environment of stunning, rugged beauty and a culture rich in poetic expression, Norway is also celebrated for its musical...
This article was delivered as a lecture for the Midwinter Pipe Organ Conclave on January 19, 2015, in La Grange, Illinois. The research for this...
The influence of César Franck’s Trois Chorals on the works of early twentieth-century French composers was not significant. One of the few exceptions...
Nunc Dimittis Henry L. “Hank” Hokans, 84, of Ogunquit, Maine, died June 2. Born and raised in Worcester, Massachusetts, he received early musical...
Total Makeovers In the March 3, 2005, issue of the Lincoln County News (our local weekly paper in Newcastle, Maine), under the headline, “Family puts...
Randall Dyer & Associates, Jefferson City, Tennessee Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Sanford, North Carolina “Multum in parvo” seems, once...
Austin Organs,  Hartford, Connecticut Opus 2344 (1961 and 2014) St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, New Canaan, Connecticut In New Canaan, Connecticut...
ARTEK goes German Two days before Johann Sebastian Bach’s 330th birthday, while exercising my daily morning custom of reading The New York Times I...
Church Music in the United States, 1760–1901: Essays by David W. Music and Paul Westermeyer. St. Louis: MorningStar Music Publishers in partnership...
When meeting Kimberly Marshall, one’s first impression is that of great energy. That impression lingers as one encounters her presence in written...
Nunc Dimittis Patricia Goodman Booth, 86, died April 17 in Vero Beach, Florida. Born in Yonkers, New York, she showed musical talent as an organist...
In perfect harmony All musicians know what harmony is: chords, voice leading, dissonance, and resolution. We know harmony as one of the persnickety...
Schoenstein & Co. Pipe Organ Builders, Benicia, California Kountze Memorial Lutheran Church, Omaha, Nebraska Aeolian-Skinner renovation...
The Parish of All Saints, Ashmont; Dorchester, Massachusetts Skinner Organ Company,Opus 708—1929 Restoration by Joe Sloane, Jonathan Ortloff,Jonathan...
Acoustics in the Worship Space I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, and X have appeared in The Diapason in the May 1983, May 1984, January 1986, May...
Pamela Ruiter-Feenstra is the author of Bach and the Art of Improvisation, published by CHI Press of Ann Arbor, Michigan. (See Figure 1.) She earned...
My dad led a big, bold, beautiful life.    So Peter Obetz said as he eulogized his father, John Obetz—organist, teacher, mentor,...
Nunc Dimittis John Emery Bryant died March 19. Born May 26, 1961, he was organist of Kenilworth Union Church in Kenilworth, Illinois, and had...
Summer break I am writing only briefly this month just to let everyone know that I am, for the first time since starting this column, going to take a...