July 2015

ARTEK goes German Two days before Johann Sebastian Bach’s 330th birthday, while exercising my daily morning custom of reading The New York Times I was happily surprised to see a picture of a very ornate harpsichord being played by…
Church Music in the United States, 1760–1901: Essays by David W. Music and Paul Westermeyer. St. Louis: MorningStar Music Publishers in partnership with the Center for Church Music, Concordia University, Chicago, 2014. ISBN 978-0-944529-63…
When meeting Kimberly Marshall, one’s first impression is that of great energy. That impression lingers as one encounters her presence in written publications and recordings—she seems to turn up everywhere and indeed, she has performed and…
Nunc Dimittis Patricia Goodman Booth, 86, died April 17 in Vero Beach, Florida. Born in Yonkers, New York, she showed musical talent as an organist early on, starting her church career at age 14. She studied organ under Arthur Poister at…
In perfect harmony All musicians know what harmony is: chords, voice leading, dissonance, and resolution. We know harmony as one of the persnickety courses you’re required to take in school, in my case taught by a tyrannical and sometimes…
Schoenstein & Co. Pipe Organ Builders, Benicia, California Kountze Memorial Lutheran Church, Omaha, Nebraska Aeolian-Skinner renovation Schoenstein & Co. has completed the re-installation and tonal finishing of Aeolian-Skinner Opus…
The Parish of All Saints, Ashmont; Dorchester, Massachusetts Skinner Organ Company,Opus 708—1929 Restoration by Joe Sloane, Jonathan Ortloff,Jonathan Ambrosino   The City of Boston boasts Episcopal churches both grand and humble. In the…