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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...
An interview with Stephen Tharp appeared a decade ago in The Diapason (“A conversation with Stephen Tharp: Catching up with a well-traveled...
The rest of the discussion about manual changes—as found in this month’s column—is the last segment of the practical part of this method. As I...
By Leonardo Ciampa   Massimo Nosetti was one of the busiest organists in Italy. Born in Alessandria, Italy, on January 5, 1960, he studied organ...
The usual fare   My colleague Amory Atkins and I have just returned from a second trip to Coolin, Idaho, where we completed the installation of...
Ruth Ann Hofstad Ferguson died March 23 in Northfield, Minnesota, after a prolonged struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was 71. She attended...
From the organbuilder While our firm has been very prolific as a builder of new instruments since our founding in 1973, our company also has been...
Situated on a hill overlooking the city of Lewiston, Maine, the Gothic Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul is visible from a great distance in any...