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Sitting under a shade tree in his backyard last summer, sipping iced tea with Charles and Birgitta Hendrickson, I asked him about his philosophy of...
Bach’s aptly titled Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue in D Minor, BWV 903, is a composition for keyboard—clavichord, harpsichord, or pianoforte—that...
This is the fourth and final installment in a series of articles that offer ideas for enriching service playing. (The first installment, on hymn...
Glück Pipe Organs,  New York, New York Immanuel United Church of Christ, West Bend, Wisconsin The new pipe organ in Immanuel United Church of...
Buzard Pipe Organ Builders, Champaign, Illinois Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, Charleston, South Carolina 1963 Noehren organ, St.Richard of Chichester...
Nunc Dimittis Joseph Edwin Lee, Jr., 95, of Knoxville, Tennessee, died February 6. He was born January 22, 1922, in Moscow, Idaho, and raised in...
Italian Christmas:  Fiesole Revisited Reader Mark Dirksen, business manager for John-Paul Buzard Pipe Organ Builders of Champaign, Illinois,...
Music in terrible times   This will be our response to violence: to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before...
Helping Students Choose Fingerings After two months spent on something interesting and useful yet rather tangential to organ teaching (the clavichord...
The Diapason’s third annual “20 Under 30” selections came from a field that included over 110 nominations. The nominees were evaluated based upon...
In January 2015, Buzard Pipe Organ Builders dismantled a small practice instrument in an apartment in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (The organ was...
Camille Saint-Saëns (1835–1921)—  pianist, organist, poet, dramatist, writer, music editor, and composer—is popularly known for his orchestral...
Létourneau Pipe Organs, Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec, Canada First Presbyterian Church,  Tuscaloosa, Alabama   From the Organist From my...
Nunc Dimittis Alexander Shaw Mitchell, Jr., 76, of Danville, Virginia, died December 4 in Greensboro, North Carolina. Born January 8, 1940, in...
Where next? So, you have mastered Couperin’s eight preludes from L’Art de toucher le clavecin. What harpsichord repertoire should follow these basic...
Swing, style, and stops The Museum of Science in Boston is a venerable institution housed in an imposing building at the head of the Charles River...
Clavichord II Last month’s column ended with a description of the fretted clavichord, a clavichord in which for at least part of the compass some...
Organbuilder Kevin Christopher Marrin was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1949, the sixth of seven children. His family called him “Casey,” an...
Since its inception in 2002, the Eastman Rochester Organ Initiative (EROI) has transformed the musical landscape of Rochester, New York, and its...
Editor’s note: Part I of this article was published in the March issue of The Diapason, pages 20–22..   Organ concerts There were, I learned,...
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