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Designing the ultimate keydesk As an organ builder, one of the truly enjoyable tasks has always been creating an inspired console for each instrument. The console, also referred to as the keydesk, is the one piece of equipment where the…
The idea for the carillon The idea of having a carillon on the campus of Indiana University in Bloomington was the inspiration of Herman B. Wells (1902–2000). Wells was the eleventh president of Indiana University, serving from 1938 to…
On the Hook When I was a teenager, I had an unofficial job as assistant organist at the First Congregational Church of Woburn, Massachusetts. My mentor and friend George Bozeman was the organist there, and he brought me on to help when he…
Fogliano to Froberger: A Century of Ricercars, performed by Colin Booth, harpsichord and ottavino. SBCD-221, $16.98. Available from ravencd.com and colinbooth.co.uk. Ricerchare di Julio da Modena per musica ficta in sol per la via di G sol…