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Working in the South has its advantages. The climate can be most pleasant, but the main attraction is its people. Southern hospitality is real, and the folks at Main Street United Methodist Church certainly showed this to us in great…
Between 2002 and 2007, in Licheń Stary, near the geographical center of Poland, the Polish organbuilder Zakłady Organowe Zych built a monumental instrument of 157 stops. Designed by Andrzej Chorosiński, the instrument is now the largest…
This interview took place October 17, 2018, at Westfield House of Theological Studies in Cambridge, England. Lorraine Brugh: I’m interested in your visits to Cambridge and what your work is here. Colin Walsh: I teach the two organ scholars…
From A to Z: Harpsichord Notes Seated one day at the computer, I was weary and ill at ease, and my fingers wandered idly over the noisy keys . . . oops, wrong setting. Or is it? I have just been searching a list of past winners of the…
It’s all about birds. The desk in my country office (Organ Clearing House East) is a special artifact, a three-by-eight-foot, five-quarter thick library table of quarter-sawn white oak, rescued from the basement of Saint John’s Chapel at…
The Art of the Fugue, part III This month’s installment picks up exactly where last month’s left off. Notes on the Individual Movements Contrapunctus 1 is a four-voice fugue on the original and simplest form of The Art of the Fugue theme (…
Roger Allen Banks died June 5 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He was born October 12, 1940, in Lawrence, Kansas, and grew up in the funeral business in Wichita, Kansas, though developing an interest in music early in life. His first experience…