March 2019

Sebastian M. Glück, New York, New York The William and Alice Stack Cathedral Organ The Cathedral of Christ the King, Superior, Wisconsin Ground was broken for the Cathedral of Christ the King on June 23, 1926, and the building was…
Berghaus Pipe Organ Builders, Bellwood, Illinois Saint Paul’s Memorial United Methodist Church, South Bend, Indiana Every organ project is unique, but the unusual circumstances surrounding our introduction to the project at Saint Paul’s…
It was an organbuilder’s dream assignment, and a formidable challenge: a monumental instrument in a grand church renowned for elegant music and liturgy—as well as architecture—with the generous acoustics most church musicians only dream of…
When I reviewed the 2009 Organ Historical Society Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, I remarked on the evolution of such gatherings from their mid-century beginnings: long gone were the days of the un-air-conditioned school bus with bad…
A fascinating book by Beverly Jerold, Music Performance Issues: 1600–1900 Readers of The Diapason’s July 2018 issue most likely remember Beverly Jerold’s article about two eighteenth-century concerts of Handel’s music as reviewed by the…
Music as community . . . When I was offered the opportunity of joining the Organ Clearing House during the summer of 2000, I faced a critical choice. In addition to working independently as an organbuilder and technician, renovating and…
Repetition II During the week after I finished writing my previous column, I had several experiences, each of which had some bearing on what I wrote about, so I will describe these before continuing and expanding the discussion from last…
Nunc Dimittis Jean Victor Arthur Guillou, 88, died January 26 in Paris, France. Titular organist at Saint-Eustache Church in Paris from 1963 until 2015, he was an international concert organist and pianist, prodigious improviser, teacher,…