July 2019

On December 29, 2011, a blazing fire engulfed and destroyed Westport Presbyterian Church. Located in historic Westport—the one-time outfitting station for traders, trappers, and pioneers heading west on the Santa Fe and Oregon trails—the…
John-Paul Buzard Pipe Organ Builders, Champaign, Illinois Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Hortonville, Wisconsin Hortonville, Wisconsin, has had a continuing Lutheran presence since 1867. However, members of Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran…
When approaching Baroque music in general and spiritual music in particular, it is of greatest importance to take into consideration the fundamental difference between the function and the aims of music in the Roman Catholic rite and the…
Momentous mementos In the 2016 movie Sully, Tom Hanks plays Chesley Sullenberger, the US Airways pilot who secured a spot in popular and aviation history by safely landing Flight 1549 on the Hudson River in January 2009. In the film and…
Scarlatti’s cat in London, Vienna, and Texas Our story begins with Thomas Roseingrave, born in Winchester, England, in 1688. He emigrated to Dublin, Ireland, with his father, his first music teacher. In 1707 he entered Trinity College, but…
The Art of the Fugue, II For discussion in this the next two columns, I offer the program notes I wrote for my first performance of The Art of the Fugue in May 1985. This performance, on the Fisk organ at Westminster Choir College, was one…
Nunc Dimittis Roy Henry Carey, Jr., 89, died April 28. He was born in Carlsbad, New Mexico, on October 18, 1929, and lived there most of his life. He attended Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, before transferring to Trinity…