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Schoenstein & Co.,  Benicia, California Grace Episcopal Church,Hartford, Connecticut   A Symphonic Church Organ?? What does “symphonic organ” mean? The definition of this often-misunderstood term is best...
Berghaus Pipe Organ Builders, Bellwood, Illinois 1966 Aeolian-Skinner Organ Company Opus 1455 Church of the Holy Comforter, Kenilworth, Illinois  Organ renovation projects are as diverse as the instruments themselves....
Editor’s note: Part 1 of this article was published in the July issue of The Diapason, pages 17–19. Part 2 was published in the August issue, pages 18–21.   Re-pitching of the Pedal  In Figure 23 we see the C side...
We have probably all heard that studying in a foreign culture is life changing, that one will learn a lot and grow as a person. After spending spring and summer of my sophomore year of college in Germany in 2016, I can say...
Recital programming: Program notes Seated one day at the harpsichord, I was weary and ill at ease because the mid-July deadline for this column was approaching too rapidly, and my mind, in its summer mode, seemed frail as a...
Keeping up appearances Fifth Avenue and Madison Avenue in New York City run north and south, parallel to each other a block apart. Together they form one of the world’s premier high-end shopping districts starting around...
Nunc Dimittis Joseph Peter Fitzer, born February 6, 1939, in Chicago, Illinois, died July 21. In 1970, he received a doctorate degree from the Divinity School of the University of Chicago, with concurrent study at the School...
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