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Nunc Dimittis Myrtle Groom, 86, died September 8 in Bellevue, Washington. She was organist and music director at First Congregational Church in Bellevue from 1978 until retiring in 1997. Previously, she held organist and choir director…
The interview took place January 31, 2018, in Girton, Cambridge, and preceded a luncheon Mr. Rutter attended, given by Lady Rachel Willcocks, the widow of Sir David Willcocks, at her home in Cambridge. Mr. Rutter also had a publishing…
When the University of Minnesota installed a pipe organ in Northrop Auditorium, its 4,800-seat convocation hall, a wise choice was made; they got the best, an Aeolian-Skinner instrument (Opus 892) of four manuals, 6,982 pipes, and 108…
Christmas gifts: a few suggestions Writing this column in mid-October means that I have not given much thought to Christmas shopping. Instead I have spent most working hours planning programs (and then practicing) for the second in our…
O praise ye the Lord! All things that give sound; each jubilant chord re-echo around; loud organs, his glory forth tell in deep tone, and sweet harp, the story of what he hath done. —William Henry Baker So goes the third verse of hymn 432…
Further thoughts on counterpoint II: a miscellany I mentioned at the end of last month’s column that I have been rethinking some of my ideas and practices about teaching rhythm and counting. This is the result of recent experiences…
Fabry Inc. Pipe Organ Builders, Antioch, Illinois Gregory Gyllsdorff residence, Rockford, Illinois The 2½ rank all-exposed instrument was built in 1970 by M. P. Möller of Hagerstown, Maryland, as their Opus 10708 and installed at the…
Emery Brothers, Allentown, Pennsylvania Stoneleigh, Villanova, Pennsylvania In the Fall of 2017, the Organ Historical Society moved into its new headquarters, Stoneleigh, in Villanova, Pennsylvania, the former home of the John and Chara…