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“Why not just one more?” The great number of takes and inserts in the recording sessions at Kirchheimbolanden reflect the typical tally for any stop...
Hooray, hooray for the Mozart trip—we are delighted at the prospect of another race through Europe with you!” So began the aerogram from E. Power...
From the ashes In the September 2005 issue of The Diapason, I wrote about the destruction of a venerable pipe organ in a Boston church. E. & G. G...
Forrest Campbell Mack died on May 24 at the University Commons Nursing Home in Worcester, Massachusetts; he was 64. Born on January 18, 1942, in...
Finally, by mid-September, Biggs had everything safely in hand; and, within a few weeks, he had distilled the countless takes into a program for The...
During the two years I spent with her she frequently took me along to pull stops when she traveled to play recitals. Helping with registration on...
Buzard Pipe Organ Builders, LLC, Champaign, Illinois, Opus 33, 2006 St. Francis in the Fields Episcopal Church, Zionsville, Indiana Zionsville,...
The crayfish in his brook Like so many musicians—including organists—old Sebastian Bach liked jokes and puns. And it was, presumably, the Thomas...
Two years ago, a storm was suddenly triggered on the Internet: the Sainte-Clotilde organ was being “vandalized” . . . “impure hands were ravaging the...
It is amusing to trace the metamorphosis of what was to have been little more than a concert tour of Europe in the spring of 1954—one already...
Recitalist, teacher and recording artist, Marie-Claire Alain is one of the leading personalities in the world of organ music. Born into a family of...
Put your best foot forward. I live in a village at the head of the Damariscotta River in Maine. It’s a tidal river—so, to the surprise of many...
Raymond J. Barnes, 73, founding dean of the Southern Nevada AGO Chapter, died suddenly of a heart attack the afternoon of May 21, after having played...
Bedient Pipe Organ Company, Roca, Nebraska St. Agatha Church, Upper Arlington, Ohio Our Opus 75 represents an entirely new look for the Bedient Pipe...
Glück New York Organbuilders, New York, New York Union Church of Pocantico Hills, Tarrytown, New York From the pastor: Our latest chapter When Marc...
The latest in a series of new concert hall organs was recently inaugurated to great fanfare in Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center. Finally able to show off...
Not too many of today’s organists have a listing in The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians. One who does is Thomas Trotter, who has made his...
They don’t make ’em like they used to. We often come across consumer products that disappoint us. You buy it, get it home, and find that it’s not...
Nunc Dimittis: Jim Angell James B. Angell, University Carillonneur and Professor of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University from 1960–1991,...
William A. Hansen, Wisconsin organbuilder, died October 9, 2005, at the age of 68. Born and raised in Portland, Oregon, he began working with an...
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