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Resurgam Few pipe organs in history have received as much attention as has the iconic Fratelli Ruffatti instrument dedicated in May 1982 in the Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, California. For many years it was seen and heard weekly by…
The Sibley Music Library of the Eastman School of Music, Rochester, New York, houses the collected papers of Rolande Falcinelli, professor of organ at the Paris Conservatoire from 1955 to 1986. A finding aid is available through Sibley’s…
Photo: The Leaning Tower of Niles, Illinois (photo credit: Kimberly Schafer) The village of Niles, Illinois, on the northwest border of Chicago, has invested in their Leaning Tower, especially in its bells, to renew its status as a central…
  Photo: The organ that inspired back surgery, 1886 George S. Hutchings Opus 156, Korean Church of Cambridge, Massachusetts (formerly Pilgrim Congregational Church) (photo credit: John Bishop) Rites of passage Almost twenty years ago, I…
Photo: Thomas Gallia and Paul Déry in Milan, 1971 (photo credit: János Sebestyén) New offering of János Sebestyén recordings Longtime Southern Methodist University colleague and friend Robert Tifft has been my principal resource should…
Therapy I begin this month’s essay with an anecdote that will lead to some further reflections and questions arising out of my recovery from shoulder surgery. I am writing in mid-February, and yesterday I needed to go to the bank. Because…
Robert Hebble, 86, died February 17. Born February 14, 1934, he was a graduate of Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, and The Juilliard School, New York, New York, where he studied with Vittorio Giannini and Roger Sessions. He also…