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Temple Organs has built a new pipe organ for First United Methodist Church, Burlington, Iowa, to replace an earlier Temple organ destroyed in a...
From the organbuilder In their search for an organbuilder, Memorial Presbyterian Church identified an ability to lead hymn singing as a priority for...
What happens when the pastor and organ committee in an active rural church challenge their congregation to support the purchase of a world-class pipe...
Unless you read the White House Blog daily, you no doubt missed a quiet but monumental announcement. On February 11, 2014, the White House issued an...
One of the most interesting genres of music to arise during the 17th century was that of Portuguese and Spanish battle music written specifically for...
Hand Distribution III Continuing our trek through the Alla Breve section of Bach’s D Major Prelude and Fugue, BWV 532—looking closely at issues...
Photos of cats Read recently on Facebook: “We each have in our hands an instrument with nearly limitless computing power that gives me instant access...
Donald Trowbridge Bryant, age 95, died on April 11. Born in Chesterville, Ohio, he began piano study at age 8, and received bachelor’s degrees in...
For a century and a half, the name Kotzschmar has personified the outsized musical ambitions of the small city of Portland, Maine. Johann Carl...
August 20, 1914, was the birth date of organist/composer Wilbur C. Held. The place was the Chicago suburb of Des Plaines, an address familiar, no...
Despite the best efforts of Winter Storm Hercules, all but one of our group of seventeen made it to Paris’s Charles de Gaulle Airport as scheduled on...
Hand Distribution II I have suggested that beginning in the middle of measure 19 and going on for a while, it is best to take the upper voice—a...
Creative freedom Last Wednesday I was doing a service call at a church in New Jersey, where the Organ Clearing House installed a relocated organ a...
Dobson Pipe Organ Builders, Lake City, Iowa Opus 91, 2013 Merton College Chapel Merton College The University of Oxford, U.K.   by Matthew Power...
The small railroad town of Spring Hill, Tennessee, is situated just south of Nashville. The outskirts of town have grown considerably due to a...
The following conversation, conducted both in person and by telephone in March 2013, explores the career of one of America’s most eminent musicians...
Hand Distribution I In the last few months, several of my students have simultaneously wanted to zero in intensely on the question of how to decide...
The secret of life Donald Hall is an American writer. Because he’s Wendy’s client, I’ve met him several times. He was born in 1928 and last saw a...
James Leslie Boeringer, born March 4, 1930, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, died January 12 of pancreatic cancer. He earned a BA in organ performance...
Here is the brief history of a truly remarkable pipe organ, one of the most famous in the entire world, from America and Europe to the Far East and...