July 2021

Music director’s perspective The story began with our church’s celebration of its fiftieth anniversary. Like so many congregations, those years were filled with wonderful accomplishments as well as challenges and changes. As the people of…
Editor’s note: Part 1 of this series appeared in the June 2021 issue of The Diapason, pages 18–19. The analysis of the first twelve measures revealed a compositional technique that can most aptly be described as metamorphosis. The list of…
This article is the final installment of a series in the August 2015, June 2016, July 2017, February 2018, June 2018, March 2021, and May 2021 issues of The Diapason. The information was delivered as a lecture for the Midwinter Pipe Organ…
“Just can’t wait to get on the road again.”1 For over fourteen months during the extraordinary time of Covid, Wendy and I stayed at our house in Maine, leaving our apartment in virus-rich New York City vacant. Until late in 2020, Lincoln…
Ray McLellan died April 30. Born in 1958 in Florida, he learned to play the carillon while earning his Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees at the University of Michigan, and he later studied at the Netherlands Carillon…