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Some thoughts on programming A frequently asked question after a recital is: “How did you come up with such a program?” Depending on the tone of...
Follow the money In August of 1974, Richard Nixon resigned as President of the United States, ending a long process of suspicion, investigation, and...
Albuquerque is the largest city in New Mexico, in which is located the Cathedral of St. John, seat of the Bishop of the Diocese of the Rio Grande....
The American Guild of Organists 2016 National Convention was held in Houston, Texas, June 19—24. The hot, humid weather in Houston was not an issue...
Newberry Organ Restoration Nears Completion A. Thompson-Allen Co. performs historic work in Woolsey Hall at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut...
Nunc Dimittis James F. Hyde, Jr., of Ripon, Wisconsin, died August 1 at the age of 83. Born June 6, 1933, in Corning, New York, he earned a bachelor’...
Well-Tempered: Lou Harrisonand the harpsichord Long before others had expressed interest in the use of varied historic temperaments for harpsichord...
Disjunct Motion I Allow me to begin with a word about terminology. I have long used the expression “disjunct motion” to refer to the relationship...
How to run a railroad Recently I had a conversation with the rector of an Episcopal church who had been at that parish for seven years. He told me...
Each festival of the Instituto de Órganos Históricos de Oaxaca (IOHIO) builds on the success of its predecessors, making this one of the best ever!...
We are all familiar with organs that have an overbearing harshness. There is now a backlash under way towards an organ sound better suited to the...
Austin Organs, Inc.,Hartford, Connecticut The Royal Poinciana Chapel, Palm Beach, Florida   Another Austin in Paradise Nestled on the island of...
Nunc Dimittis Joel Ross Hastings, a resident of Tallahassee, Florida, died on May 26. He was 46. Born July 22, 1969, in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario,...
Striking gold: some thoughts on performing Bach’s Goldberg Variations Among iconic works for harpsichord, Bach’s masterful variation set BWV 988,...
Five This month I am writing a little bit about an old antagonist of mine, and of others—namely, the fifth finger—and suggesting a few exercises to...
A Pokémon world Last week, I visited a church in Brooklyn, New York, to talk with the rector, wardens, and organist about placing a vintage pipe...
Through the diverse work of nearly every organist runs a common thread: We are called upon to play the organ for religious services. This is the...
The name of French composer Fernand de La Tombelle is nowadays somewhat forgotten, but this man was renowned during his lifetime, even outside of...
Hemry Pipe Organ Co., Ltd., Novelty, Ohio St. Joseph Parish, Avon Lake, Ohio The new organ at St. Joseph’s started life in 1937 as a 17-rank organ...
Spivey Hall, Clayton State  University, Morrow, Georgia The Albert Schweitzer  Memorial Organ Fratelli Ruffatti, Padua, Italy Organ Curator...
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