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Létourneau Pipe Organs, Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec, Canada First Presbyterian Church,  Tuscaloosa, Alabama   From the Organist From my position at the organ console, I look up into the faces of the choir and at the...
Camille Saint-Saëns (1835–1921)—  pianist, organist, poet, dramatist, writer, music editor, and composer—is popularly known for his orchestral works Danse Macabre and Carnival of the Animals. He studied organ and...
In January 2015, Buzard Pipe Organ Builders dismantled a small practice instrument in an apartment in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (The organ was originally installed on the campus of St. Cloud State College, St. Cloud,...
The Diapason’s third annual “20 Under 30” selections came from a field that included over 110 nominations. The nominees were evaluated based upon information provided in the nominations; we selected only from those who had...
Helping Students Choose Fingerings After two months spent on something interesting and useful yet rather tangential to organ teaching (the clavichord), I have decided to tackle something probably the most direct and nitty-...
Music in terrible times   This will be our response to violence: to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before. —Leonard Bernstein   On Sunday, June 22, 1941, Germany invaded...
Italian Christmas:  Fiesole Revisited Reader Mark Dirksen, business manager for John-Paul Buzard Pipe Organ Builders of Champaign, Illinois, wrote in response to the Christmas excerpt from my Salzburg memoir in our...
Nunc Dimittis Joseph Edwin Lee, Jr., 95, of Knoxville, Tennessee, died February 6. He was born January 22, 1922, in Moscow, Idaho, and raised in rural towns of North Dakota and Wisconsin. Lee attended Concordia College,...
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