March 2020

The organ at First Presbyterian Church, Knoxville, Tennessee, represented in 1963 the ideals of the modernist side of the Organ Reform movement then in vogue. Like Modernism itself, asserting a dynamic of utter clarity of structure and…
Since its founding in 1975 Radio France has remained the sole public radio broadcaster in France. The sprawling premises in the 16th arrondissement, occupied by the station from its inception, have been enhanced by a new 1,461-seat concert…
Editor’s note: Acoustics in the Worship Space, Parts I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, and XI have appeared in The Diapason, May 1983, May 1984, January 1986, May 1987, April 1988, April 1990, July 1991, May 1992, April 2009,…
Organs and boats (There he goes again.) Mystic, Connecticut, is a fun destination for people like me with a love for saltwater sailing. The area was originally home to the Native American Pequot people, was settled by British colonists…
Marches for March March: the third month of the year in the Gregorian calendar—the only month with a name that has a musical connection. March: a ceremonial procession in 4/4 time. March: a title for a musical composition (unfortunately…
Interruption I am typing this column slower than usual—with one hand. About three weeks ago I had surgery, apparently entirely successful, to repair a rather large rotator cuff tear in my left shoulder. I am now about halfway through the…
Andrew Forrest is appointed vice president of Létourneau Pipe Organs, Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec, Canada, in addition to his responsibilities as artistic director. Forrest has worked his way through the Létourneau company over the past twenty…
Richard S. Hedgebeth, 75, died November 3, 2019. He was born in Avon, Florida, and grew up in Bismarck, North Dakota, and Medfield, Massachusetts. He attended Elon College in North Carolina as a physics major before transferring to the New…