November 2010

Juget-Sinclair Organbuilders, Montréal, Québec, Canada, Op. 35 Musée de l’Amérique française, Québec City, Québec, Canada In the 1980s, Québec musicologist Élisabeth Gallat-Morin found records in the archives of the Archdiocese of Québec…
Berghaus Pipe Organ Builders, Bellwood, Illinois St. Jerome Catholic Parish, Oconomowoc, Wisconsin Berghaus Pipe Organ Builders has built a new pipe organ for the people of St. Jerome Catholic Parish in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. Opus 226…
Part 1 was published in the October issue of The Diapason, pp. 22–25. Wir glauben all’ an einen Gott [We all believe in one God] (BWV 680–681) The arrangement of the chorale Wir glauben all’ an einen Gott, the Protestant version of the…
Studying with one of the greatest organists of all time was a remarkable privilege in my life. It is already more than thirty years since André Marchal passed away on August 27, 1980 in Saint-Jean-de-Luz, near Hendaye in the south of…
Presented July 11, 18, and 25, the Ann Arbor Summer Festival’s International Organ Series included performances by Marilyn Mason with soprano Brenda Wimberly; David Troiano with Finnish violinist Tapani Yrjola; and Horst Buchholz with…
In its sixtieth year, the Sewanee Church Music Conference continues to offer a well-planned week of choral rehearsals, organ repertoire and anthem reading sessions, worship—and fun social events! Regular attendees know to reserve the…
Buxtehude BuxWV 141—Part 4: Free writing and trillo longo—mm. 51–59 This month’s column is about just a little bit of music—the third overall section of the Praeludium, nine measures long, mm. 51–59. I will provide some analysis of the…
Appreciating depreciation When a business owner purchases a machine, it becomes an asset of the company, and its value is spread out over a period of years of tax returns. In some cases, the value of a machine is spread out across the cost…
Unusual scales at a recording session We’ve heard tell of “June bugs caught in a screen door” or “skeletons copulating on a tin roof” as descriptive terms for the sound of the harpsichord, but a three-foot-long snake rattling at a…
Martha M. Bowlus, 91 years old, died September 9 in Ventura, California. Mrs. Bowlus served as organist at churches in Ohio, Chicago, and at St. James Episcopal in New York City. She was organist at El Montecito Presbyterian Church in…