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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,...
Berghaus Pipe Organ Builders,Bellwood, Illinois, was established as Berghaus Organ Company in 1967 in Melrose Park, Illinois.     Cover...
Nunc Dimittis David Spicer died January 18 in Malvern, Pennsylvania. Since 1986, he was minister of music and arts for the First Church of Christ,...
  Lessons from Couperin It was not until my first academic sabbatical semester in the late 1970s that I took the time to learn all eight of the...
It’s all about the tools. Last December, I spent several weeks driving around the Boston area tuning organs. In the Boston suburbs, I-95 is an...
Clavichord When I wrote several columns about tuning and temperament beginning in July 2009, I introduced the series with the following:   Most...
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