May 2018

Seeking Haydn A recent compact disc of compositions by Joseph Haydn performed on the harpsichord has provided novelty for the ears as well as provoking a lot of thought as to which keyboard instrument best serves this great composer’s…
A particular performance This month, I take a slight detour from the map that I laid out for myself when I began this series of columns, because by coincidence I am writing this on the day after I played a concert, and I believe that some…
Give it your life For many people, a job is just a job. I’ve seen film clips of people working in industrial-scale meat packing facilities, flailing away at a relentless marching army of animal carcasses, videos that often accompany news…
After attending Morning Prayer at Christ Church during the summer of 1873, a visitor wrote:   The church bells ring at half past nine, and speak in suggestive and pleasant tones to those who are accustomed to answer their call. The bells…
Fabry Inc. Pipe Organ Builders, Antioch, Illinois First Church of Christ, Scientist, Libertyville, Illinois Fabry, Inc., was contracted to rebuild and install this instrument in the very small balcony of this church nave. The organ was…
Létourneau Pipe Organs,  Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec,  Canada, Opus 133 Waldensian Presbyterian Church, Valdese,  North Carolina   From the Director of Music Waldensian Presbyterian Church of Valdese, North Carolina, first and foremost wanted…