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Schoenstein & Co., Benicia, California Saint John’s Episcopal Church, Tulsa, Oklahoma Selling the idea A new pipe organ is, aside from the church building itself, often the most significant investment a congregation can make. When I…
Case Organ Company, Inc., Verona, Wisconsin Bishop O’Connor Chapel, Holy Name Catholic Center, Madison, Wisconsin The Case Organ Company has completed restoration and relocation of Aeolian-Skinner Opus 1204. The organ was installed in…
This festival existed before America was even invented,” exclaimed Roy Massey, organist emeritus of Hereford Cathedral and nine times conductor-in-chief of the Three Choirs Festival. We were standing beside the statue of Edward Elgar, in a…
The fifty-eighth annual organ conference at the University of Michigan celebrated women’s contributions as performers, composers, educators, and builders of the organ, harpsichord, and carillon. Distinguished guest artists and lecturers…
In 2019 there are several composers whose anniversaries can be commemorated, albeit some of the precise birth and death dates are not known for certain. Several names below need no introduction, but there are also quite a few lesser-known…
Stephen Gothold, 77, died December 5, 2018. After graduating from Whittier College, Whittier, California, Gothold went on to receive a Master of Arts degree in music from Occidental College, Los Angeles, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree…
Jane Clark: “D’un goût nouveau:” the influence of Evaristo Gherardi’s Théâtre italien in François Couperin’s Pièces de Clavecin In the Preface to his first book of harpsichord pieces, Couperin praised the work of his “forbears” saying that…
Shipping and handling included Wendy and I live in a building with about two hundred households. We are mostly anonymous neighbors; just a few fellow residents are casual acquaintances. The people we chat with the most are the other dog…
Repetition I Recently I have been thinking about situations in which something in a piece of music happens more than once. This encompasses out-and-out repetition—which may be written out or may be indicated by repeat signs—true da capo,…