July 2010

Fayola Foltz Ash died March 15 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, at age 85. Born in Lansing, Michigan, February 24, 1926, she received her bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University in 1948. She taught piano for over 50 years, mostly in Ann…
Andover Organ Company, Methuen, Massachusetts, Opus 117, 2009 Peter Griffin residence, Harpswell, Maine In February 2009, Andover Organ Company completed Opus 117, a residence organ for Peter Griffin of Harpswell, Maine. The organ is an…
Salmen Organ Company, 2007, Wessington Springs, South Dakota The Yankton College Memorial Organ at United Church of Christ-Congregational, Yankton, South Dakota One cannot speak of the Yankton, South Dakota organ without mentioning a…
The 27th Conference of Roman Catholic Cathedral Musicians was held January 4–7, 2010 in San Francisco, California. St. Mary Cathedral music director Chris Tietze was the conference host. Members gathered on Monday afternoon for a tour of…
Grigg Fountain was born in October, 1918, in Bishopville, South Carolina. He attended Wake Forest College for a year and received a B.A. in music from Furman University (1939). He continued his training in music, earning both B.M. and M.M…
The January 2010 issue of The Diapason featured an article by Judit Angster and Francesco Ruffatti on organbuilders and research.1 This kind of work is very necessary and useful, and it can generate profitable discussion that leads to a…
Buxtehude BuxWV 141 – Part 2: Fingering, pedaling, and practicing, part 1 In this month’s column, we will look at the opening section of the Buxtehude E major Praeludium in great detail as to fingering and pedaling, and outline ways of…
The hands of an artist Wendy and I are just back from a vacation in Greece. Our daughter Meg has lived in Athens for three years, and we’ve visited several times. With her help, we’ve had a wonderful introduction to Greek history and…