November 2020

If you ask the average person what Atlantic City, New Jersey, is known for, the most likely response would be “gambling.” However, Atlantic City boasts an international treasure that predates the 1976 referendum legalizing gaming in the…
David E. Wallace & Co., Pipe Organ Builders, LLC, Gorham, Maine Canadian Reformed Church, Ancaster, Ontario, Canada Early in 2011, members of the Canadian Reformed Church in Ancaster, Ontario, contacted David E. Wallace & Co. Pipe…
My foray into organbuilding was the result of a series of accidental discoveries and explorations. Entering the University of Nebraska, fall semester, 1962, I was an electrical engineering student, also taking a one-hour piano class lesson…
Editor’s note: the first two parts of this series are found in the August 2020 issue of The Diapason, pages 12–13, and in the October 2020 issue, pages 16–17. This is the final installment in a series of photographs of two pipe organ…
In memory of Alan Laufman: the birth of the Organ Clearing House I have written often about the dynamic renaissance that dominated the history of the pipe organ in the United States in the second half of the twentieth century. In the 1950s…
John J. Binsfeld, III, died in Ocean City, New Jersey, on September 23. Born in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, on June 4, 1944, he began as a young child studying keyboard with Lotta Young and Barbara Hartenbauer. While still a student at…