June 2021

Even when measured by expansive Texan standards, First United Methodist Church in Lubbock is extraordinary in scale. The church’s Gothic bell tower is visible from just about anywhere in downtown Lubbock. The church campus sprawls over two…
Juget-Sinclair Organbuilders, Montréal, Québec, Canada Christ Church, Episcopal, Pelham, New York The making of Opus 51 Designing pipe organs has always been a big challenge. The large organs can only be the result of teamwork and are, in…
Editor’s note: many of the organs mentioned in this article can be found with stoplists and pictures at the website of the Twin Cities Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Charles George Hendrickson, 85, died at his home in Saint…
Much has been written about Johann Sebastian Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, BWV 565, and it seems that everything has been said. The work is considered an outstanding example of stylus phantasticus, a style of composition that…
The life of π If you have maintained bird feeders, you know what squirrels can do. They are powerful, lithe acrobats, and they can outsmart almost any attempt to deter them. I recognize several individual male gray squirrels in our yard…