October 2017

Nunc Dimittis Robert Cameron Clark, 85, died August 23 in Houston, Texas. Born September 13, 1931, in Fairbury, Nebraska, he began piano lessons in the fourth grade with Margaret Dietrich and attended Kansas City public schools whose music…
Helping Students Choose Fingerings V I ended last month’s column with a couple of short digressions. I open this column in the same way. Then I will return to the train of thought from last month. To help myself muse about teaching the art…
Performance Rockport, Maine, is a quiet, picturesque village nestled between the bustling towns of Rockland and Camden. It’s on the west shore of Penobscot Bay, which forms the east end of the region known as mid-coast Maine, and like the…
From the Harpsichord Editor’s mailbox   Four recent harpsichord scores  Carson Cooman (born 1982) is a prolific composer who writes accessible music. He serves currently as Research Associate in Music and Composer-in-Residence at Harvard…
The 20th French Organ Music Seminar (FOMS) took place in Switzerland, Italy, and Paris this past July. Tobias Willi (organist at the Johanneskirche in Zurich, professor of organ and improvisation at the Zurich University of the Arts, and…
On January 24, 1931, the first boxcar containing Skinner Organ Company Opus 820 left Boston en route to the new cathedral in Toledo, Ohio—Our Lady, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary. After many months of planning and developing the stoplist,…
The Reuter Organ Company  Lawrence, Kansas   A profile of three recent  projects honoring the  company’s centennial  In April 1917, a short article appeared in The Diapason announcing the founding of the Reuter Organ Company. Adolph Reuter…